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Definition of pester verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pester
    he / she / it pesters
    past simple pestered
    -ing form pestering
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  1. 1to annoy someone, especially by asking them something many times synonym badger
  2. 2 pester somebody for something Journalists pestered neighbors for information. pester somebody with something He has been pestering her with phone calls for over a week. pester somebody/something The horses were continually pestered by flies. pester (somebody to do something) The kids kept pestering me to read to them.
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