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nag 1

 (năg)
v. nagged, nag·ging, nags
v.tr.
1. To annoy by constant scolding, complaining, or urging.
2. To torment persistently, as with anxiety or pain.
v.intr.
1. To scold, complain, or find fault constantly: nagging at the children.
2. To be a constant source of anxiety or annoyance: The half-remembered quotation nagged at my mind.
n.
One who nags.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse gnaga, to bite, gnaw.]

nag′ger n.
nag′ging·ly adv.

nag 2

 (năg)
n.
1. A horse, especially:
a. An old or worn-out horse.
b. Slang A racehorse.
2. Archaic A small saddle horse or pony.

[Middle English nagge, possibly of Low German origin.]

nag

(næɡ)
vb, nags, nagging or nagged
1. to scold or annoy constantly
2. (when: intr, often foll by at) to be a constant source of discomfort or worry (to): toothache nagged him all day.
n
a person, esp a woman, who nags
[C19: of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish nagga to gnaw, irritate, German nagen]
ˈnagger n

nag

(næɡ)
n
1. often derogatory a horse
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a small riding horse
[C14: of Germanic origin; related to neigh]

nag1

(næg)

v. nagged, nag•ging,
n. v.t.
1. to annoy by persistent faultfinding, complaints, or demands.
2. to be a constant source of unease or irritation to: Her doubts nagged her.
v.i.
3. to find fault or complain, esp. in an irritating and persistent manner.
4. to cause pain, distress, etc.
n.
5. a person who nags.
6. an act or instance of nagging.
[1815–25; perhaps < Old Norse nagga to rub, grumble, quarrel; compare earlier knaggie given to nagging]
nag′ger, n.

nag2

(næg)

n.
1. an old or worthless horse.
2. any horse.
[1350–1400; late Middle English nagge; obscurely akin to Dutch neg(ge) small horse]

nag


Past participle: nagged
Gerund: nagging

Imperative
nag
nag
Present
I nag
you nag
he/she/it nags
we nag
you nag
they nag
Preterite
I nagged
you nagged
he/she/it nagged
we nagged
you nagged
they nagged
Present Continuous
I am nagging
you are nagging
he/she/it is nagging
we are nagging
you are nagging
they are nagging
Present Perfect
I have nagged
you have nagged
he/she/it has nagged
we have nagged
you have nagged
they have nagged
Past Continuous
I was nagging
you were nagging
he/she/it was nagging
we were nagging
you were nagging
they were nagging
Past Perfect
I had nagged
you had nagged
he/she/it had nagged
we had nagged
you had nagged
they had nagged
Future
I will nag
you will nag
he/she/it will nag
we will nag
you will nag
they will nag
Future Perfect
I will have nagged
you will have nagged
he/she/it will have nagged
we will have nagged
you will have nagged
they will have nagged
Future Continuous
I will be nagging
you will be nagging
he/she/it will be nagging
we will be nagging
you will be nagging
they will be nagging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nagging
you have been nagging
he/she/it has been nagging
we have been nagging
you have been nagging
they have been nagging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nagging
you will have been nagging
he/she/it will have been nagging
we will have been nagging
you will have been nagging
they will have been nagging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nagging
you had been nagging
he/she/it had been nagging
we had been nagging
you had been nagging
they had been nagging
Conditional
I would nag
you would nag
he/she/it would nag
we would nag
you would nag
they would nag
Past Conditional
I would have nagged
you would have nagged
he/she/it would have nagged
we would have nagged
you would have nagged
they would have nagged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nag - someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding faultnag - someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
harridan - a scolding (even vicious) old woman
2.nag - an old or over-worked horsenag - an old or over-worked horse    
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
Verb1.nag - bother persistently with trivial complaintsnag - bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
2.nag - worry persistently; "nagging concerns and doubts"
vex, worry - disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"
3.nag - remind or urge constantly; "she nagged to take a vacation"
remind - put in the mind of someone; "Remind me to call Mother"

nag

1
verb
1. scold, harass, badger, pester, worry, harry, plague, hassle (informal), vex, berate, breathe down someone's neck, upbraid, chivvy, bend someone's ear (informal), be on your back (slang), henpeck The more Sarah nagged her, the more stubborn Cissie became.
2. worry, trouble, bother, bug (informal), haunt, annoy, plague, irritate, torment, hang over, niggle, weigh down, irk, gnaw at, weigh heavily on, rankle with, prey on your mind, cause anxiety to, lie heavily on the anxiety that had nagged her all through lunch
noun
1. scold, complainer, grumbler, virago, shrew, tartar, moaner, harpy, harridan, termagant, fault-finder My husband calls me a nag if I complain about anything.

nag

2
noun horse (U.S.), hack, jade, plug a bedraggled knight riding a lame, flea-ridden old nag

nag

verb
To scold or find fault with constantly:
Informal: henpeck.
Translations
يَتَذَمَّر، يَشْكو باسْتِمْرار: يَنُقيُزعِجُ إِزْعَاجَاً مُتَّصِلاً
sekýrovatstěžovat si
plagepony
kaakkinalkuttaanalkuttajaponi
zanovijetati
szekál
nöldra
がみがみ小言を言う
잔소리하다
neduodantis ramybės
kurnētpiesieties
neggezeuren
sitnariti
tjata
จ้องจับผิด
dırdır etmekdırlanmak
cằn nhằn

nag

1 [næg] N (= horse) → rocín m, jaco m

nag

2 [næg]
A. VT
1. (= annoy) → fastidiar, dar la lata a
stop nagging me!¡deja ya de fastidiarme, ¡deja ya de darme la lata!
she nags me all day longse pasa el día fastidiándome, se pasa el día dándome la lata
to nag sb to do sth; nag sb into doing sthfastidiar a algn para que haga algo, dar la lata a algn para que haga algo
2. (= scold) → regañar
to nag sb for doing sthregañar a algn por hacer algo
3. (= torment) his conscience was nagging himle remordía la conciencia
he was nagged by doubtslo acosaban las dudas
B. VI
1. (= annoy) → fastidiar, dar la lata
to nag at sb (to do sth)fastidiar a algn (para que haga algo), dar la lata a algn (para que haga algo)
2. (= scold) → regañar
C. Ngruñón/ona m/f

nag

[ˈnæg]
vt
[+ person] → tanner
She's always nagging me → Elle est toujours en train de me tanner.
You nagged me until I agreed → Tu m'as tanné jusqu'à ce que j'accepte.
to nag sb to do sth → tanner qn pour qu'il fasse qch
She nagged and nagged me to get a check-up → Elle n'a cessé de me tanner pour que je fasse un bilan de santé.
to nag sb into doing sth → obtenir qch de qn à force de le tanner
My girlfriend nagged me into cutting my hair → À force de me tanner, ma copine a obtenu que je me fasse couper les cheveux.
vi (= complain) [person] → faire des réflexions
She's always nagging, he never gets a moment's peace → Elle est toujours à faire des réflexions, il n'a jamais un moment de paix.
n
(pejorative) (= horse) → canasson m
(= person) → asticoteur/euse m/f
nag at
vt fus
[feeling] → tourmenter; [doubt] → ronger
A thought nagged at him → Une pensée le tourmentait.
A feeling of doubt had been nagging at him ever since → Depuis lors, le doute n'avait jamais cessé de le ronger.
the worries that nag at every pregnant woman
BUT les inquiétudes qui travaillent toute femme enceinte.
to nag at sb to do sth [person] → tanner qn pour qu'il fasse qch
My girlfriend has been nagging at me to cut my hair → Ma copine m'a tanné pour que je me fasse couper les cheveux.

nag

1
vt (= find fault with)herumnörgeln an (+dat); (= pester)keine Ruhe lassen (+dat)(for wegen); she’s forever nagging mesie nörgelt immerzu an mir herum, sie hat dauernd etwas an mir auszusetzen; don’t nag menun lass mich doch in Ruhe!; to nag somebody about somethingjdm wegen etw keine Ruhe lassen; to nag somebody to do somethingjdm schwer zusetzen or die Hölle heißmachen, damit er etw tut; she kept on nagging him until he did itsie hat ihm solange zugesetzt or keine Ruhe gelassen, bis er es machte; one thing that’s been nagging me for some time is …was mich schon seit einiger Zeit plagt or nicht in Ruhe lässt, ist …
vi (= find fault)herumnörgeln, meckern (inf); (= be insistent)keine Ruhe geben; to nag at somebodyan jdm herumnörgeln, jdm keine Ruhe lassen; stop nagginghör auf zu meckern (inf)
n (= fault-finder)Nörgler(in) m(f); (= woman also)Meckerliese f (inf), → Meckerziege f (inf); (= man also)Meckerfritze m (inf); (pestering) → Quälgeist m; don’t be a nagnun meckre nicht immer (inf)

nag

2
n (= old horse)Klepper m, → Mähre f; (inf: = horse) → Gaul m

nag

1 [næg] n (pej) (horse) → ronzino

nag

2 [næg]
1. vt (also nag at) → assillare, tormentare
the children nagged (at) their parents to take them to the fair → i bambini hanno tormentato i genitori per farsi portare alle giostre
the family nagged me into buying a new car → a forza di insistere in famiglia mi hanno fatto comprare una macchina nuova
3. n (person) → brontolone/a

nag

(nӕg) past tense, past participle nagged verb
(often with at) to complain or criticize continually. She nags (at) her husband about their lack of money.
ˈnagging adjective
continuously troublesome. a nagging worry/pain.

nag

يُزعِجُ إِزْعَاجَاً مُتَّصِلاً sekýrovat plage herumnörgeln γκρινιάζω dar la lata nalkuttaa tarabuster zanovijetati criticare がみがみ小言を言う 잔소리하다 zeuren mase gderać apoquentar, chatear придираться tjata จ้องจับผิด dırdır etmek cằn nhằn 唠叨
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I will go over to Michael Cross, and engage him to come behind on his swift nag, and keep a bright lookout on the road, and warn us if any company of men come on.
But now it was different; I wanted it all the time; it was nag, nag, nag, right along, and no rest; I couldn't get it out of my mind; and so at last I lost my temper and said hang a man that would make a suit of armor without any pockets in it.
And yet,'' said he, recollecting himself, ``as I would not spare my own old and disabled limbs in the good cause of Old England, so Malkin must e'en run her hazard on the same venture; and it may be they will think our poor house worthy of some munificent guerdon or, it may be, they will send the old Prior a pacing nag.
The master horse ordered a sorrel nag, one of his servants, to untie the largest of these animals, and take him into the yard.
Eye to eye and head to head,(Keep the measure, Nag.
I know," she continued, making a pretty little face, "how ridiculous it is in a poor girl to come and nag at a man for what he thinks a mere nothing.
the peasant shouted, but he whipped up his nag so that it began kicking.
The gentleman raised his eyes slowly from the nag to his cavalier, as if he required some time to ascertain whether it could be to him that such strange reproaches were addressed; then, when he could not possibly entertain any doubt of the matter, his eyebrows slightly bent, and with an accent of irony and insolence impossible to be described, he replied to D'Artagnan, "I was not speaking to you, sir.
I have two horses, -- I do not count my servant's bobtailed nag.
But it's nothing of a day's journey for anybody as has got a first-rate nag.
The nag of Richard, when it reached one of these gaps, laid its nose along the logs and stepped across the difficult passage with the sagacity of a man; but the blooded filly which Miss Temple rode disdained so humble a movement.
Give Kala Nag and Nazim twelve foot of chain apiece, and tell them to lay on twenty.