Definition of 'pester'
Example sentences containing 'pester'
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She pestered her parents for acting lessons and got in on a scholarship. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We found email addresses for potential managers and agents and just pestered people. The Sun (2012) Stop pestering her or it could feel like harassment. The Sun (2014)Her mother is pestering me and constantly rings and texts. The Sun (2014)So stop pestering us for details. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Instead, they want her to stop pestering them so frequently. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So many parents are pestered and run out of patience and then they give in because the last thing they want is a row. The Sun (2011)I think they caved in just to stop her pestering them. Times, Sunday Times (2012) People feel pestered in nightclubs. The Sun (2014)A You say your mum paid the money just to get the salesman to stop pestering her. The Sun (2012)I remember being huddled on the dark sands, pestering my parents for a ride on the donkeys. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The company has continually pestered me to insure with it after I had a quotation some years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And stop pestering me, Anna. The Glasgow Girls (1994)A FIRM that offered to block nuisance phone calls has been fined for pestering people itself. The Sun (2015)She went on and on about it so in the end I entered a competition in a magazine, just to stop her pestering me. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'pester'
British English: pester /ˈpɛstə/ VERB
If you say that someone is pestering you, you mean that they keep asking you to do something, or keep talking to you, and you find this annoying.
He is fed up with people pestering him for money.
- American English: pester
- Arabic: يُضَايِقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: incomodar
- Chinese: 纠缠
- Croatian: gnjaviti
- Czech: obtěžovat
- Danish: plage
- Dutch: lastig vallen
- European Spanish: dar la lata
- Finnish: vaivata
- French: tourmenter
- German: belästigen
- Greek: παρενοχλώ
- Italian: seccare
- Japanese: 悩ませる
- Korean: 괴롭히다
- Norwegian: plage
- Polish: gnębić
- European Portuguese: incomodar
- Romanian: a sâcâi
- Russian: докучать
- Spanish: molestar
- Swedish: besvära
- Thai: รบกวน
- Turkish: rahatsız etmek
- Ukrainian: набридати
- Vietnamese: quấy rầy
Definition of pester from the Collins English Dictionary
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