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as in: badgered her until she agreed Define
annoy and/or persuade persistently
  • In fury at her badgering, in desire for her lips and forgiving smile, he was whirled through to the end of the term.

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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
  • They’ve done time for selling licker to the Indians, but their specialty, before they went into education, used to be the badger game.

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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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