|1.||[ verb ] continue to exist|
|Synonyms:||prevail run endure die_hard|
"These stories die hard" "The legend of Elvis endures"
|Related terms:||continue carry_over reverberate run|
|2.||[ verb ] be persistent, refuse to stop|
|Synonyms:||hang_on hold_on hang_in persevere|
"he persisted to call me every night" "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
|Related terms:||continue stick_to plug obstinate ask_for_it doggedness perseverance|
|3.||[ verb ] stay behind|
"The smell stayed in the room" "The hostility remained long after they made up"
|Related terms:||linger stick|