1. 1〔踏ん張る〕hold out; hang on
    • 援軍が来るまでがんばった
    • They 「held out [hung on] till reinforcements arrived.
    • がんばれ!
    • Stick with [to] it!/《口》 Hang in there!/〔試験や試合の前〕Good luck!
    • 最後までがんばるぞ
    • I'll stick it out!
    • もっとがんばらないと進級できないよ
    • If you don't work harder, you won't be able to move up to the next grade.
    • 私服警官が入り口に頑張っていて中に入れなかった
    • I could not get in because plainclothesmen were watching the door closely.
  1. 2〔主張する〕insist ((on));persist ((in))
    • 彼はうそをついた覚えはないと頑張った
    • He insisted that he had not lied.