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"badger" in British English

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badgernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbædʒ.ər/ us   /ˈbædʒ.ɚ/

badgerverb [T]

uk   /ˈbædʒ.ər/ us   /ˈbædʒ.ɚ/
to persuade someone by telling them repeatedly to do something, or to question someone repeatedly: Stop badgering me - I'll do it when I'm ready. [+ into + -ing verb] She's been badgering me into doing some exercise. [+ to infinitive] Every time we go into a shop, the kids badger me to buy them sweets.
(Definition of badger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"badger" in American English

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badgernoun [C]

us   /ˈbædʒ·ər/
  • badger noun [C] (ANIMAL)

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

badgerverb [T]

us   /ˈbædʒ·ər/
  • 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.
(Definition of badger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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