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"bully" in British English

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bullynoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʊl.i/  us   /ˈbʊl.i/
C1 someone who hurts or frightens someone who is smaller or less powerful, often forcing them to do something that they do not want to do: You're just a big bully! Teachers usually know who the bullies are in a class.

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bullyverb [T]

uk   /ˈbʊl.i/  us   /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.

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bullying
noun [U] uk   /ˈbʊl.i.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈbʊl.i.ɪŋ/
Bullying is a problem in many schools.
(Definition of bully from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bully" in American English

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bullyverb [T]

 us   /ˈbʊl·i/
to threaten to hurt someone, often frightening that person into doing something: He managed to bully her into giving him her car.

bullynoun [U]

 /ˈbʊl·i/
a person who threatens to hurt someone, often forcing that person to do something: Teachers usually know who the bullies are in a class.
(Definition of bully from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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