- 1[intransitive, transitive] (disapproving) to keep complaining to someone about their behavior or keep asking them to do something synonym pester Stop nagging—I'll do it as soon as I can. nag somebody (to do something) She had been nagging him to paint the fence.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] to worry or irritate you continuously nag at somebody A feeling of unease nagged at her. nag somebody Doubts nagged me all evening.
NAmE//næɡ//nag (at somebody)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nag
he / she / it nags
past simple nagged
-ing form nagging