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bul·ly 1

 (bo͝ol′ē)
n. pl. bul·lies
1. A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.
2. A hired ruffian; a thug.
3. A pimp.
4. Archaic A fine person.
5. Archaic A sweetheart.
v. bul·lied, bul·ly·ing, bul·lies
v.tr.
1. To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner. See Synonyms at intimidate.
2. To make (one's way) aggressively.
v.intr.
1. To behave like a bully.
2. To force one's way aggressively or by intimidation: "They bully into line at the gas pump" (Martin Gottfried).
adj.
Excellent; splendid: did a bully job of persuading the members.
interj.
Used to express approval: Bully for you!

[Possibly from Middle Dutch boele, sweetheart, probably alteration of broeder, brother; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.]

bul·ly 2

 (bo͝ol′ē)
n.
Canned or pickled beef. Also called bully beef.

[Perhaps French bouilli, boiled meat, label on canned beef, from past participle of bouillir, to boil, from Old French boilir; see boil1.]

bullying

(ˈbʊlɪɪŋ)
n
the intimidation of weaker people
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bullying - the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do somethingbullying - the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
aggression - deliberately unfriendly behavior
frightening, terrorisation, terrorization - the act of inspiring with fear
Adj.1.bullying - noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others
domineering - tending to domineer
Translations

bullying

[ˈbʊlɪɪŋ]
A. ADJ [person] → matón, valentón; [attitude] → amedrentador, propio de matón
B. Nintimidación f, abuso m

bullying

[ˈbʊliɪŋ] nbrimades fplbullying tactics nmanœuvres fpl d'intimidation

bullying

adj person, mannertyrannisch; boss, wife alsoherrisch
nTyrannisieren nt, → Schikanieren nt; (with violence) → Drangsalieren nt; (= coercion)Anwendung fvon Druck (→ of auf +acc)

bullying

[ˈbʊlɪɪŋ]
1. nprepotenze fpl
2. adj (person, tone, behaviour) → prepotente

bullying

n acoso, intimidación f, hostigamiento
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