noun, plural bul·lies.
verb (used with object), bul·lied, bul·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), bul·lied, bul·ly·ing.
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Childhood was rough for Guy Frankenstein, 54, who got bullied for both his first and last name.When your last name is Frankenstein and it’s Halloween|Kellie B. Gormly|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Everyone thinks he’s so cool that he gets to go to the NHL, but I don’t see how someone can be cool when you pick on someone and bully someone your entire life.Coyotes renounce draft rights to player who admitted to horrific bullying incident|Matt Bonesteel|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
“I have never seen a hearing so close to an election on any topic,” Schatz began, arguing that the Senate is supposed to stay out of such matters “This is bullying, and it is for electoral purposes.”Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown|Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
When people tell you what’s literally going on with them and then people still continue to bully them.ICYMI: Summer Walker Takes Home Her First Billboard Music Award For ‘Best R&B Female Artist’|Rachaell Davis|October 16, 2020|Essence.com
He was bullied, of course, and though there were a few guys in his class that he called friends, he never truly knew whom he could trust.
UNO puts such an onus on smoking students that it ultimately seems like a bully, even more than a nanny.The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS|Chloé Valdary|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when we have been spared such tragedy, it has happened precisely because presidents have stood up to the bully caucus.
But as a true anti-bullying champion will tell you, a bully is no less a bully simply because his victim seeks to excuse him.
Or maybe even one on each wrist, both reading “I AM A BULLY.”
If I am elected, then I will have power and the ability to ‘bully’ Republicans, as you say.
I think if you give me a full and unlimited commission to bully Giles and that little boy, Brittles, I can manage it.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Both Coulter and Paxton fell upon the bully together and punished him severely.
The pair told Ritter what they thought of him, and each declared that he was going to expose the bully to Captain Putnam.
A man, burly and broad-shouldered, who had the air of a professional bully, walked by himself ahead.The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Digby had shaken himself clear of the bully, whose face was livid with anger, and stood facing him.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston