'Importune' — Video Word of the Day 7/31/2019

Learn the meaning and history of 'importune' in our video series with TIME


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Our Word of the Day for July 31, 2019 is importune, a verb meaning "to urge with troublesome persistence."

Presented as part of the Merriam-Webster and TIME Word of the Day partnership.

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