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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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By continually pestering the British government for over a year, the author wrangled access to previously unavailable letters and personal papers, including a manuscript that had been embargoed until well into the 21st century.
Married Doyle admitted pestering the 35-year-old after being quizzed by the college principal.
But instead, she keeps returning and pestering state officials to inspect the plant.
And he thinks he knows why Marx once said, "Je ne suis pas un Marxiste": There was this young German hero-worshipper who kept pestering the Great Man - organizing Karl Marx Clubs and such.
com use their advertising dollars to lower prices for end consumers, putting more money into consumer pockets instead of pestering shoppers with spam and traditional interruptive advertisements.
But now at 13st she's no BEFORE Pauline at 32st when fellas were often pestering her for a date longer a magnet for men who like large ladies - and just wanted to feed her.
I've found a flat of my own but he just won't stop pestering me and says he'll kill himself without me.
If you aren't against the idea but want to set some rules so you can manage your child's use of their mobile phone here are a few ideas parents have suggested: "I sat down with my 10-year-old who had been pestering me for at least a year for a mobile phone.
London, December 15 (ANI): Kids are increasingly pestering their parents to buy them posh brands and latest technology, thanks to the rise of "aggressive" advertising aimed at them, says a study.
Take further advice from a solicitor, but it is likely you would be able to apply for a "non molestation" order to prevent your husband from harassing or pestering you, and from being violent or threatening.
A MAYOR has resigned after the council clerk accused him of leering at her boobs and pestering her.
All parents know that as well as tinsel and holly, a guaranteed part of the festive season is children pestering for certain presents.
A LIVERPOOL coach driver told a court yesterday that the only reason he broke the speed limit was that his passengers were pestering him for a toilet stop.
MICK JAGGER today took the unusual step of denying a 17-year-old Swedish model's claims he was pestering her.
Because she's an ex-felon, she can't become a lawyer, but that doesn't stop her from pestering patrician Hamilton Whitney III (Richard Thomas), who ultimately succumbs and gives her a job at his San Francisco film specializing in corporate law (since she fights for the little guy, you can imagine the problems ahead).