press on

phrasal verb

pressed on; pressing on; presses on
: to continue moving forward in a forceful or steady way
The troops pressed on in spite of the snow.
: to continue to do something especially in a determined way
Now that we have answered that question, let's press on.

Examples of press on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This set emits an electric shock when pressed on paper and functions as a writing instrument. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 27 Mar. 2024 Relations with the Biden administration have been going downhill as Israel vows to press on with a potential invasion of Rafah, where 1.4 million Palestinians are sheltering. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 26 Mar. 2024 Android camera apps have a similar sliding exposure feature that can be accessed by pressing on the display for a couple seconds. 5. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 19 Mar. 2024 The comments come after Netanyahu confirmed his plans to press on with an operation, despite mounting international concern. Radina Gigova, CNN, 17 Mar. 2024 Israeli leaders are determined to press on with their war against Hamas, despite growing international calls for a cease-fire. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2024 My thing was to just press on and continue with the work my father was doing and researching and getting her legacy out there in a broader way. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 29 Feb. 2024 Melancholy and failure are part of the deal, and there is a profound comedy to be had from pressing on regardless. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2024 Trump attorney Clifford Robert summarized the issues Trump and other defendants will press on appeal in a pair of notices filed Monday morning. Graham Kates, CBS News, 26 Feb. 2024

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“Press on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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