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bully

2 verb
     
bully2 past tense and past participle bullied, present participle bullying, third person singular bullies [transitive]
1 to threaten to hurt someone or frighten them, especially someone smaller or weaker
2 to put pressure on someone in order to make them do what you want
bully somebody into (doing) something
Don't let them bully you into working on Saturdays.
bullying noun [uncountable]
an attempt to tackle the problem of bullying in schools

bully off

phrasal verb
DSO to start a game of hockey
bully-off noun [countable]

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