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Continue despite difficulties.‘nothing much we can do, except bash on’
persevere, continue, carry on, go on, keep at it, keep on, keep going, keep it up, not give up, be persistent, be determined, follow something through, see something through, show determination, press ahead, press on, plod on, plough on, stay with something, not take no for an answerView synonyms
- ‘After a few hours bashing away at it, I'm utterly addicted.’
- ‘IN THE MONTHS after our trip, Russell bashed on undeterred.’
- ‘That's a bit insulting to those of us bashing away for the consumer week in, week out.’
- ‘This is one of those peaks that is destined to be left for another day - it looks far out on its rocky limb and the temptation is to ignore it and bash on to Glas Bheinn Mhor.’
- ‘I had to have it, so I just bashed away and worked in bookstores to keep the wolf from the door.’
- ‘He is on the touchline as Guy's Hospital, the oldest club in the world, bash on in their beleaguered but indomitable way.’
- ‘Miranda's battler is bashing away at a ‘boring but worthy’ thesis on some aspect of superannuation.’
- ‘Fortunately for the world, Clive Holden bashes on regardless.’
- ‘What about bands that don't even advertise. There could be some great unsigned band just bashing away in some pub somewhere in London tonight.’
- ‘Paulo Costanzo is welcome and again bashes away excellently at the banter.’
- ‘Still, after a day slaving away at a hot computer terminal, I vowed to go home and bash away on at least one design tonight.’
- ‘I marveled at college students who kept bashing away with musings about anything under the sun.’
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