keep after

phrasal verb

Definition of keep after 

1 informal : to tell (someone) again and again to do something My kids kept after me to quit smoking, so I finally did. I wasn't going to audition, but my friends kept after me.

2 US : to require (a student) to stay at school after classes have ended The teacher kept him after (school) for misbehaving in class.

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