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badg·er

badger

 
pronunciation:
bae jr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a furry mammal with short legs and a long body. The American badger has a white stripe on its forehead that runs down its back, and it has long dark marks on its face also. Badgers eat worms, rodents, rabbits, and plants. Different kinds of badgers live in Europe, Asia, and North America. They are related to skunks, otters, and other kinds of weasels.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: badgers, badgering, badgered
definition: to bother in a stubborn or persistent way; harass.
I need to finish the plans for the picnic so my friends will stop badgering me about it.
synonyms:
harass, nag, pester, plague
similar words:
annoy, bait, bother, bug, disturb, hassle, hound, irritate, pick on, provoke, torment, worry
derivation: badgeringly (adv.)
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