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bul·ly·rag

(bo͝ol′ē-răg′) also bal·ly·rag (băl′ē-)
tr.v. bul·ly·ragged, bul·ly·rag·ging, bul·ly·rags also bal·ly·ragged or bal·ly·rag·ging or bal·ly·rags
To mistreat or intimidate by bullying.

[From dialectal ballarag.]

bullyrag

(ˈbʊlɪˌræɡ)
vb, -rags, -ragging or -ragged
(tr) to bully, esp by means of cruel practical jokes. Also: ballyrag
[C18: of unknown origin]

bul•ly•rag

(ˈbʊl iˌræg)

v.t. -ragged, -rag•ging.
to bully; harass or intimidate.
[1780–90; earlier ballarag, of obscure orig.]

bullyrag


Past participle: bullyragged
Gerund: bullyragging

Imperative
bullyrag
bullyrag
Present
I bullyrag
you bullyrag
he/she/it bullyrags
we bullyrag
you bullyrag
they bullyrag
Preterite
I bullyragged
you bullyragged
he/she/it bullyragged
we bullyragged
you bullyragged
they bullyragged
Present Continuous
I am bullyragging
you are bullyragging
he/she/it is bullyragging
we are bullyragging
you are bullyragging
they are bullyragging
Present Perfect
I have bullyragged
you have bullyragged
he/she/it has bullyragged
we have bullyragged
you have bullyragged
they have bullyragged
Past Continuous
I was bullyragging
you were bullyragging
he/she/it was bullyragging
we were bullyragging
you were bullyragging
they were bullyragging
Past Perfect
I had bullyragged
you had bullyragged
he/she/it had bullyragged
we had bullyragged
you had bullyragged
they had bullyragged
Future
I will bullyrag
you will bullyrag
he/she/it will bullyrag
we will bullyrag
you will bullyrag
they will bullyrag
Future Perfect
I will have bullyragged
you will have bullyragged
he/she/it will have bullyragged
we will have bullyragged
you will have bullyragged
they will have bullyragged
Future Continuous
I will be bullyragging
you will be bullyragging
he/she/it will be bullyragging
we will be bullyragging
you will be bullyragging
they will be bullyragging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bullyragging
you have been bullyragging
he/she/it has been bullyragging
we have been bullyragging
you have been bullyragging
they have been bullyragging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bullyragging
you will have been bullyragging
he/she/it will have been bullyragging
we will have been bullyragging
you will have been bullyragging
they will have been bullyragging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bullyragging
you had been bullyragging
he/she/it had been bullyragging
we had been bullyragging
you had been bullyragging
they had been bullyragging
Conditional
I would bullyrag
you would bullyrag
he/she/it would bullyrag
we would bullyrag
you would bullyrag
they would bullyrag
Past Conditional
I would have bullyragged
you would have bullyragged
he/she/it would have bullyragged
we would have bullyragged
you would have bullyragged
they would have bullyragged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bullyrag - be bossy towardsbullyrag - be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
intimidate - make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
domineer, tyrannise, tyrannize - rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"

bullyrag

verb
1. To torment with persistent insult or ridicule:
Informal: needle, ride.
Idiom: wave the red flag in front of the bull.
2. To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example:
Informal: strong-arm.
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They have been ballyragged and contradicted and made to feel badly and the right thing to do now would be to come out in the open and say, 'We're sorry these guys have been wronged and we want to put it right'.
In a 1900 diary entry, Goodwin acknowledges that he owes "much thanks to Ruskin, who ballyragged me into love of form when I was getting too content with colour alone; and colour alone is luxury.
Her popularity has sparked a small victory for the female population of the world - who have been ballyragged for years into believing that the waif like figure is the most attractive.