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pester (someone) for (something)

To continually annoy someone with requests for something. I wish you would stop pestering me about that new bicycle; your birthday will be here soon enough!
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pester someone about someone or something

to bother someone about someone or something. Please don't pester me about Frank. Stop pestering me about money.
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pester someone into something

to annoy someone into doing something. We are trying to pester her into accepting the position. I don't want to be pestered into losing my temper!
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pester someone out of something

 
1. to annoy someone out of doing something. Dave pestered Mary out of going away for the weekend. He pestered her out of leaving without him.
2. to annoy one out of one's mind, senses, good manners, etc. I was pestered out of my mind by a series of silly questions.
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pester someone with something

to annoy someone with something. Don't pester me with your constant questions! I was pestered with phone call after phone call.
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pester the life out of someone

Fig. to annoy someone excessively. Leave me alone. You are pestering the life out of me. Stop pestering the life out of me!
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She said, "If kids can pester their parents for iPhones and BlackBerrys, why not make them pester their mums to do a self-exam?
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The Department of Trade and Industry this week kicked off its consultation into the implementation of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, in which it has grouped pester power marketing with fraudulent selling techniques, all classed as aggressive commercial practices.
In Baptism we have given our name to God, and thereafter grace will pester us for the rest of our life until the church floor is littered with our bandages and sins and prejudices and miseries and jealousies and grudges.
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Chief executive Paul Pester said: "We are probably now at base camp where it comes to growing our share of the current account market.
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This pester power, combined with parents' natural anxieties when children branch out and gain more independence, can mean that this is a subject that needs to be addressed at a fairly early age.