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verb [intransitive/transitive] nag pronunciation in American English /næɡ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theynag
he/she/itnags
present participlenagging
past tensenagged
past participlenagged

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  1. 1
    to frequently ask someone to do something that they do not want to do

    Stop nagging!

    nag someone to do something:

    My mom keeps nagging me to clean up my room.

    1. a.
      to frequently criticize someone, often for qualities or habits that are difficult to change
      nag someone about something:

      Larry was always nagging her about her weight.

  2. 2
    if a doubt, worry, or fear nags you or nags at you, you cannot stop thinking about it for very long
    nag at:

    The feeling that I shouldn’t have quit nagged at me.

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