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ぬく ([ぬく] )(nuku)
    Meaning: completely; until the end 完全に〜する; 最後まで〜する
    Example: Parents of children who have absolutely no interest in studying are completely at a loss.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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  Notes:  
*This is a strong expression.

FORMATION:
V(minus ます) + ぬく
 
(rubyhatchet)
- you do something completely/ till the end, but it takes great pain, effort, sacrifice to comlplete the action {→せっかく}

ex:最後まで走りぬく。Run to the end (with great effort).

 
(deeana)

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ex #264   頑張りぬく 
keep trying til the end  
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(dc)
ex #299   あなたは多くの困難に耐え抜かなけねばならない。 
You have to go through many hardships.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #5983   頑張りぬいたが結局できなかった。 
I made an effort to finish, but in the end, I couldn’t finish.  
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(khongbietboi)
ex #6437   困難にあっても最後までやりぬく気持ちを捨てないで、がんばりなさい。  
No matter how difficult, don't give up your will to follow through . Do your best.  
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(rubyhatchet)
ex #6438   難しい数学の問題を考えぬいて答えが出せたときは、うれしかった。  
I thoroughly thought about the difficult math problem, and when the answer came to me, I was glad.  
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(rubyhatchet)
ex #6439   勉強にはぜんぜん興味を持たない子供に、両親は困りぬいている。 
The parents of children who have absolutely no interest in studying are completely at a loss.  
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(rubyhatchet)
ex #8388   私の祖父は2つの戦争を行き抜いた。  
My grandfather survived two wars.  
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(karekano)
ex #8389   最後までやり抜け。 
Carry it through.  
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(karekano)

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  See Also:  
  • nuki    (ぬく and ぬき formed from the same word but different usage.) [Amatuka]
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  Comments:  
ainkinShould not be the kanji in the last example 299 耐え抜かねばならない rather this????  
MikiYou are right. For 困難, 耐え抜くis right kanji. 

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