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Noun
A person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable
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“It's similar to a kid joining sides with a bully just so the bully doesn't pick on him.”
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A mean (unkind) person
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One who victimizes
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One who exercises discipline
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A boxer or fighter
Verb
To inflict, or threaten to inflict, physical or emotional harm to
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“Studies have provided some interesting insight into the psychology of students who bully their classmates.”
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To coerce into doing something using intimidatory tactics
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“The company has been accused of trying to bully workers into signing unfair workplace agreements.”
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Annoy or provoke in an unkind way
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Have power and influence over
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To obtain money or favours by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of authority
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Talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect
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To show elation or triumph
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Drag out
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Challenge, defy someone
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To say something quickly and irritably
Adjective
(US, slang) The best of its kind or class
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“When asked for advice, Harris Ryan, then teaching at Cornell, told him it was a bully idea.”
Interjection
Used to congratulate someone
“You've lost some weight. Bully for you!”
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