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English definition of “pester”

pester

verb [T] uk   /ˈpes.tər/ us    /-tɚ/
to behave in an annoying manner towards someone by doing or asking for something repeatedly: At the frontier, there were people pestering tourists for cigarettes, food or alcohol. [+ to infinitive] John has been pestering her to go out with him all month.Causing feelings of anger and displeasureMaking appeals and requestsPursuing
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