nag Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “nag” in the English Dictionary

"nag" in British English

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nagverb [I or T]

uk   us   /næɡ/ (-gg-)
to ​criticize or ​complain often in an ​annoying way: [+ obj + to infinitive ] My mum's always nagging me to get my ​haircut. If you ​stop nagging at me, I might ​actually do it. I'm always nagging him about his ​diet.
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nagnoun [C]

uk   us   /næɡ/ old-fashioned informal
a ​horse, ​especially one that is too ​old to be ​useful
(Definition of nag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nagverb [I/T]

 us   /næɡ/ (-gg-)
to ​annoy a ​person by making ​continualcriticisms or ​suggestions: [T] My mom’s always nagging me to get my ​haircut.
(Definition of nag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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