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badger

noun [C]  /ˈbædʒ·ər/ us  

badger noun [C] (ANIMAL)

an animal that digs holes in the ground, where it lives, and comes out at night to feed

badger

verb [T]  /ˈbædʒ·ər/ us  

badger verb [T] (ASK)

to annoy someone by repeatedly asking questions or telling the person to do something: He badgered officials at the American Embassy to help.
Translations of “badger”
in Korean 오소리…
in Arabic حيوان الغُرَير…
in French blaireau…
in Turkish porsuk, toprak altında yaşayan ve gece ortaya çıkan kalın siyah ve beyaz tüylü hayvan…
in Italian tasso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獾…
in Russian барсук…
in Polish borsuk…
in Spanish tejón…
in Portuguese texugo…
in German der Dachs…
in Catalan teixó…
in Japanese アナグマ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 獾…
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