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badger

noun [C] uk   /ˈbædʒ.ər/ us    //
an animal with greyish-brown fur, a black and white head and a pointed face, that lives underground and comes out to feed at night

badger

verb [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 to buy them sweets.
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