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Related to plug away: defer to, in its entirety, pick up on, come to fruition
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|Verb||1.||plug away - work doggedly or persistently; "She keeps plugging away at her dissertation"|
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
|2.||plug away - persist in working hard; "Students must plug away at this problem"|