bullyrag


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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.
References in classic literature ?
I don't ever get enough to eat, gen'ally -- and here they can't come and pick at a feller and bullyrag him so.
Then we watched them go and bullyrag Jake; because we was pretty uneasy for him.
The 35-year-old from Otterspool explained: ``The first band I managed was Bullyrag, who signed to Mercury Records but were dropped after one album.