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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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