badger

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GRE

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Banks

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Civil Services

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Meaning(s)

harass or pester somebody

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badger - harass

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If you ‘badger’ somebody, you urge them repeatedly to do something, or question them persistently. Just as the wild animal known as a badger digs relentlessly into the ground, with this word you too dig, looking for answers or a response of some kind. Such behaviour is typically very annoying, so it can be said that you get under people’s skin when you badger them.

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Synonyms beleaguer,plague
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  1. As a doctor, I do not give out my home phone number to patients as some use it as an opportunity to badger you.

  2. I know this is the third time this morning I’ve reminded you about that task, but I‘m going to keep badgering you about it until it’s done!

  3. The new recruit spent the whole day asking me questions. I hate being badgered like that.

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