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verb [transitive] bully pronunciation in British English /ˈbʊli/
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present tense
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
      bully someone into (doing) something:

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

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a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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