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bully

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of the very best kind

  • that's a bully idea for reviving the town's retail center
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out of this world, too much

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bully

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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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bully

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1 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon

  • the kindergarten teacher explained why it was wrong to bully classmates
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take apart

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2 to make timid or fearful by or as if by threats

  • the manager was fired for bullying employees
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pick on

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intimidate, cow, bulldoze, bully, browbeat mean to frighten into submission. intimidate implies inducing fear or a sense of inferiority into another.
    • intimidated by so many other bright freshmen
cow implies reduction to a state where the spirit is broken or all courage is lost.
    • not at all cowed by the odds against making it in show business
bulldoze implies an intimidating or an overcoming of resistance usually by urgings, demands, or threats.
    • bulldozed the city council into approving the plan
bully implies intimidation through threats, insults, or aggressive behavior.
    • bullied into giving up their lunch money
browbeat implies a cowing through arrogant, scornful, or contemptuous treatment.
    • browbeat the witness into a contradiction


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