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What is another word for bugging?

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The act of deliberately pestering or annoying someone
“I did not appreciate that she had been so badly bothered by this continual bugging of her because of my working at the Republic or that it would cause her to do anything as she did.”
The act or process of learning secret information through clandestine means
(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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“If I tried to explain to Sandy that a lot of the things Carine does really bug me, she would just say something about giving people a chance.”
Present participle for to weigh heavily on one's mind, typically causing worry or anxiety
“The impending deadline would increasingly begin to bug me as I rushed to complete the project.”
Present participle for to cause to feel emotionally depressed or despondent
“Failing the important exam would really bug me for the longest time.”
Present participle for to listen to without permission, typically with a monitoring device
“The police had worked on the assumption that if anyone was trying to bug their conversations, they would be scanning the frequencies normally used by the police.”
Present participle for to delve or make inquiries into
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Present participle for to interfere in someone else's business
Present participle for to put one or more microphones on or in
Present participle for to ask for something, especially earnestly or forcefully
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