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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!
See also: life, of, out, pester
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At greatest risk are middle-aged parents pestered into "just one more game" with their children, said Martin Davies, an osteopath who runs four clinics in Cheshire.
And if you are pestered by a yellow jacket, follow Morse's advice: "Get out of the area as fast as you can
He was also being constantly pestered to purchase drugs by younger cellmates.
Parentline Plus' North East spokeswoman said: "Children today are really into gadgets - whether it be the latest all-singing, all-dancing mobile phone or a games console - and mums and dads are bound to get pestered about buying their child his or her first mobile at some point.
She was pestered for sex and was sent explicit text messages while working in the stables at RAF Topcliffe in North Yorkshire in 2004.
TWO men who pestered a drinker in a Warwickshire pub into giving them money and then robbed him of more cash in the street, have been locked up.
Dave Jones admits: 'I pestered the life out of Riccy Scimeca.
STARS of the new Harry Potter film The Prisoner of Azkaban have been pestered by crazed stalkers.
In the interim, Mora said one his teammates pestered one of the police officers ``until the fat one took his doughnut out of his mouth and threatened to club him over the head if he didn't shut up.
A whirligig beetle seeps white goo when pestered, and that slow ooze--instead of a big squirt--gives the beetle a chance in a life-or-death contest inside a fish's mouth, say Cornell University researchers.
A COLLEGE is paying for one of its executives to see a sex therapist after he pestered a female colleague.
Glamorous TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh is pictured being pestered by a starstruck youth but the no-hoper doesn't even have a TAN.
Barbara and Robert Carden resorted to the order against once "brilliant" Gillian, 30, when she pestered them at all hours for cash to buy heroin, crack and cocaine.
To avoid the obviously unbearable hardship of being ``continually pestered by beggars'' we do not need tougher police action, we need a fairer society in which nobody is forced to beg.
Mrs Horne, aged 37, pestered hospital staff to test her as a potential donor.