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bully

Synonyms of bully in English:

noun

  • you mustn't give in to the village bully
    scourge, tough, heavy, bully boy, ruffian, thug, attack dog
    North American informal badass
  • verb

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  • 1 the other children used to bully him
    persecute, oppress, tyrannize, torment, browbeat, intimidate, cow, coerce, strong-arm, subjugate, domineer
    informal push around/about, play the heavy with
  • 2 a local man was bullied into helping them
    coerce, pressure, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, use pressure on, put pressure on, constrain, lean on, press, push;
    force, compel, oblige, put under an obligation;
    hound, harass, nag, harry, badger, goad, prod, pester, browbeat, brainwash, bludgeon, persuade, prevail on, work on, act on, influence, intimidate, dragoon, twist someone's arm, strong-arm;
    North American  blackjack
    informal bulldoze, railroad, put the screws/squeeze on
    British informal bounce
    North American informal hustle, fast-talk
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