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Definition of nag verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    nag (at somebody)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nag
    he / she / it nags
    past simple nagged
    -ing form nagging
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  1. 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. 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.
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