What does the word pester mean?

Usage examples for pester

  1. Didn't you pester the life clean out o' me till I said I'd try? – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  2. They pester each other, pair without preliminaries, part without regrets and begin elsewhere all over again. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  3. I'm going to have my hands full without you hiring out to pester us. – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts