keep after

phrasal verb
kept after; keeping after; keeps after

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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“Keep after.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20after. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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