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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Origin of bully1
OTHER WORDS FROM bullybul·ly·a·ble, adjectiveun·bul·lied, adjectiveun·bul·ly·ing, adjective
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Definition for bully (3 of 3)
noun, plural bul·lies.
Origin of bully3
Example sentences from the Web for bully
A police officer was a person who would help a 74-year-old woman cross the street, not bully her and lie about it.
She said she shared her girls’ bullying experiences with teachers, the principal, school board members and the parent teacher association and was blown off for years.‘Educate, Not Indoctrinate’: Anti-Racism Push in Coronado Schools Fuels Backlash|Ashly McGlone|August 18, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Unfortunately, there are lots powerful people who are sometimes the subject of critical journalism who basically try to take advantage of that and bully independent writers and journalists.‘People want to take back their mind’: Substack CEO Chris Best on the growing appetite for paid newsletters|Pierre Bienaimé|August 18, 2020|Digiday
Staff told investigators Carson was a bully who angers easily, used intimidation and made everyday tasks harder – especially for women, according to the investigation.Accusations Flew, Then National School District Official Got Paid to Resign|Ashly McGlone|July 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Some marketers have felt bullied by the giant platform, with top Facebook executives going over their heads to company leadership with the basic message that the marketers aren’t doing their job right because they’re not spending enough on Facebook.
Removing choice is bullying and seems a horrid basis on which to anchor your relationship.
In light of the Michael Brown shooting, others have come forward to share their own stories of bullying, and harassment by police.
He recounts to her the bullying he receives at school, with classmates spitting on him as he walks down the halls.‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?|Kevin Fallon|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But The Source was also starting to develop a bullying reputation within the industry.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“No” campaigners and journalists have reported bullying and intimidation.
It is a far better and braver thing to bear bullying with such a mixture of spirit and good-humour, as in time to disarm it.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
Even Hamper wi' all his bullying, would ha' waited a while—but it's a word and a blow wi' Thornton.North and South|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
It would have been as reasonable to censure an ordinary person for breathing as to censure Mr. Slosson for bullying.The Regent|E. Arnold Bennett
When such coercion took the form of open and undisguised bullying, to submit was impolitic.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford
"I've already come across, Chief," replied Larry, trying to keep his temper in the face of the other's bullying manner.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott