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bullies

noun
plural of bully

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a person who teases, threatens, or hurts smaller, weaker, or more vulnerable persons
  • the school has a procedure for students who want to report problems with bullies

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2 a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang
  • the local loan shark and his bullies have ways of making people pay up

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bullies

verb
present tense third-person singular of bully

Synonyms & Antonyms of bullies (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon
  • the kindergarten teacher explained why it was wrong to bully classmates

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“Bullies.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bullies. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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