Part of speech: verb

To worry or persecute; bait.

Part of speech: noun

A small, burrowing, nocturnal, and carnivorous mammal.

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Usage examples "badger":

  1. They said that you’ d make tracks for Krindlesyke: And they’ d cop you here, for certain- dig you out Like a badger from his earth. - "Krindlesyke", Wilfrid Wilson Gibson.
  2. Lord Claud had taken up his paper again, but meeting Tom's bashful glance of mingled gratitude and admiration, he remarked to him with a quiet smile: You are a stranger to London and its sons, lad; take this bit of advice from one who knows both well: Never let any man badger and insult you. - "Tom Tufton's Travels", Evelyn Everett-Green.
  3. I knew the sight of two skeletons would hearten you up, Carey, until you'd be as saucy as a badger. - "The Long Chance", Peter B. Kyne.