bully

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Noun[change]

Singular
bully

Plural
bullies

  1. (countable) A bully is a mean or nasty person.
    The bully kicked me in the leg today.
    I was called nasty names by the bully at school yesterday.
  2. (countable) A bully is a hired thug.
  3. (uncountable) Bully is bully beef.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
bully

Third-person singular
bullies

Past tense
bullied

Past participle
bullied

Present participle
bullying

  1. (transitive) If you bully someone, you are mean or nasty to them; you act aggressively towards them.
    I bullied the other boy today by hitting him in the arm

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Adjective[change]

Positive
bully

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (old, no longer used) Something that is bully is very good.
    The weather today is bully!

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