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English definition of “bully”

bully

verb [T]     /ˈbʊl.i/
C1 to hurt or frighten someone who is smaller or less powerful than you, often forcing that person to do something they do not want to do: Our survey indicates that one in four children is bullied at school . Don't let anyone bully you into doing something you don't want to do.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveCausing somebody to actUrging and persuading bullying     /-ɪŋ/ noun [U] Bullying is a problem in many schools .Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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