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1‘I've been pestered by reporters for days’
badger, hound, annoy, bother, harass, trouble, plague, irritate, irk, chivvy, keep after
persecute, torment, molest, bedevil, besiege, harry, worry, beleaguer, nag, dun, importune
informal hassle, bug, aggravate, give someone a hard time, get on someone's nerves, drive round the bend, drive up the wall, get in someone's hair, get up someone's nose, get at, get on someone's back
Northern English mither
North American informal ride, devil
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