bully

[[t]b'ʊli[/t]]
bullies, bullying, bullied
1) N-COUNT A bully is someone who uses their strength or power to hurt or frighten other people.

I fell victim to the office bully...

He's a coward and a bully who confuses physical strength with manhood.

2) VERB If someone bullies you, they use their strength or power to hurt or frighten you.

[V n] I wasn't going to let him bully me...

[V n] I asked her if she was bullied by the other children.

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bullying N-UNCOUNT

...schoolchildren who were victims of bullying.

3) VERB If someone bullies you into something, they make you do it by using force or threats.

[V n into n/ing] We think an attempt to bully them into submission would be counterproductive...

[V n into n/ing] She used to bully me into doing my schoolwork...

[be V-ed] The government says it will not be bullied by the press. [Also V n]


English dictionary. 2008.

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