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importune

verb [T] uk   /ˌɪm.pɔːˈtjuːn/ us    /ˌɪm.pɔːrˈtuːn/ formal
to make repeated forceful requests for something, usually in a way that is annoying or causing slight problems: As a tourist, you are importuned for money the moment you step outside your hotel. to ask for sex with someone in return for payment: He was arrested for importuning a young boy outside the station.
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