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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: bully /ˈbʊli/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theybully
he/she/itbullies
present participlebullying
past tensebullied
past participlebullied
  1. to frighten or hurt someone who is smaller or weaker than you

    In one study 75 per cent of students reported having been bullied at school.

    1. a.
      to use your influence or status to threaten or frighten someone in order to get what you want

      The government accused the company of bullying its rivals and stifling competition.

      bully someone into (doing) something:

      We will not be bullied into accepting an agreement that we do not like.

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