One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he importuned her for some spare change’
beg, beseech, entreat, implore, plead with, appeal to, apply to, call on, supplicate, solicit, petition, enjoin
harass, pester, beset, press, dun, badger, bother, torment, plague, hound, nag, harry, go on at, harp on at
Northern English mither
informal hassle, bug
2‘they arrested me for importuning’
solicit, make sexual advances, offer one's services as a prostitute
North American informal hustle
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