devil (someone or something) for (something)

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devil (someone or something) for (something)

To bother someone or something for something. Janie has been deviling me for candy all day, even though she knows she's not allowed to have any until after dinner.
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devil (someone or an animal) for something

Fig. to bother or harass someone or an animal for something. The child kept deviling her mother for an ice-cream cone. The kittens continued to devil the mother cat for their dinner.
See also: devil
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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