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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!