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badger
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Great Expectations
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as in: badgered her until she agreed Define
annoy and/or persuade persistently
  • I drew Joe away, and he immediately became placable; merely stating to me, in an obliging manner and as a polite expostulatory notice to any one whom it might happen to concern, that he were not a going to be bull-baited and badgered in his own place.
  • "Which I meantersay," cried Joe, "that if you come into my place bull-baiting and badgering me, come out!

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  • Stop badgering me. I gave you my answer and I’m not going to change it.
  • It’s not helpful if you belittle and badger her until she is too defensive to rationally discuss the issue.

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unspecified meaning
  • "I tell you what, young fellow," said she, "I didn’t bring you up by hand to badger people’s lives out.

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as in: badgered her until she agreed Define
annoy and/or persuade persistently
as in: saw a badger Define
burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
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