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importuneverb [T]

uk   /ˌɪm.pɔːˈtjuːn/  us   /ˌɪm.pɔːrˈtuːn/ formal
to make ​repeated, ​forcefulrequests for something, usually in a way that is ​annoying or ​causingslightproblems: As a ​tourist, you are importuned formoney the ​moment you ​stepoutsideyourhotel. to ​ask for ​sex with someone in ​return for ​payment: He was ​arrested for importuning a ​youngboyoutside the ​station.
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