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BADGER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Badger mean? 

BADGER (noun)
  The noun BADGER has 2 senses:

1. a native or resident of Wisconsin
2. sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere

  Familiarity information: BADGER used as a noun is rare.


BADGER (verb)
  The verb BADGER has 2 senses:

1. annoy persistently
2. persuade through constant efforts

  Familiarity information: BADGER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BADGER (noun)


Sense 1Badger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A native or resident of Wisconsin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Badger; Wisconsinite

Hypernyms ("Badger" is a kind of...):

American (a native or inhabitant of the United States)


Sense 2badger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("badger" is a kind of...):

mustelid; musteline; musteline mammal (fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "badger"):

American badger; Taxidea taxus (a variety of badger native to America)

Eurasian badger; Meles meles (a variety of badger native to Europe and Asia)

ferret badger (small ferret-like badger of southeast Asia)

Arctonyx collaris; hog badger; hog-nosed badger; sand badger (southeast Asian badger with a snout like a pig)


BADGER (verb)


Sense 1badger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Annoy persistently

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

badger; beleaguer; bug; pester; tease

Context example:

The children teased the boy because of his stammer

Hypernyms (to "badger" is one way to...):

bedevil; crucify; dun; frustrate; rag; torment (treat cruelly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot badger Sue


Sense 2badger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persuade through constant efforts

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "badger" is one way to...):

persuade (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They badger him to write the letter


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