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"badger" in British English

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badgernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbædʒ.ər/  us   //

badgerverb [T]

uk   /ˈbædʒ.ər/  us   //
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 tobuy 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 ​digsholes 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 ​repeatedlyaskingquestions 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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