Badger is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of badger, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - persuade through constant efforts
EXAMPLES - Badger in a Sentence
- Ooops I forgot she has already critize that position. badger (source)
- The badger is a tip of the hat to Wisconsin, the Badger State. (source)
- BEHAR: We found out during the break that a badger is a weasel. (source)
- There is a picture of us wearing a matching badger-print outfit. (source)
- Pushed by our host, who was rather inclined to "badger" the Higher (source)
- He is known as the badger because of his white hair and black eyebrows. (source)
- Ms. KORPOS: We found evidence of kit fox, badger, breeding burrowing owls. (source)
- She's someone that now you don't have to necessarily kind of badger all the time. (source)
- He'll produce a badger from a sack, and he'll proceed to stuff the badger down his pants. (source)
- Thirty years ago, there was no bovine TB and the local badger population was modest on his farm. (source)
- Wilkinson prefers to think of auto manufacturing as a "badger" refusing to be dragged out of its den. (source)
- For some strange weird wacko reason the word "badger" and the phrase "moment of madness" seem to be related. (source)
- (among the Indians a coward is often called a badger) he hissed; and he struck the suppliant down before him. (source)
- My initial reaction when she announced her resignation was that she was going to badger him on anything and everything. (source)
- They bully and badger and browbeat players, hindering their ability to make momentous and possibly life-altering choices. (source)
- The GOP goal: to bully, cow, and badger Kagan to insure that she toes the line not solely before the panel, but on the bench. (source)
- I laughed listening to Graham badger Sotomayor about her evaluation, in which she was accused of badgering lawyers in her court. (source)
- Their goal remains: to bully, cow, and badger her to insure that she toes the line not solely before the panel, but on the bench. (source)
- There is much obscurity as to the meaning of the word tachash, rendered "badger" in the Authorized Version, (Exodus 25: 5; 35: 7) etc. (source)
- Back to ProgDay, also known as badger gets more sun in two days than he does for the rest of the year, for the second and last day of the festival. (source)
- There's plenty to choose from with Vietnam being top of his list but he stops short of anything too radical and releases a badger from the local zoo instead. (source)
- Like a badger, I burrow deep in a dark downstairs closet, clawing under fallen wardrobe, unable to look past neither the drawn drapes nor the next ticking second. (source)
- The move, which has been welcomed by local farmers and environmentalists, raises hopes there may be an alternative to a controversial badger cull in parts of England and Wales. (source)
- _European badger and Glutton_; and in the south, the _Indian badger_; while in the Himalaya chain dwells another animal, closely allied to the badgers, called the _Wha_ or _Panda_. (source)
- It had a broken stove but we had a good time anyway and Dennis told a riveting story of catching an angry badger as a boy and clutching it while it struggled, unable to put it down, unable to do anything. (source)
- Among the subjects covered were charges for alcoholic NHS patients, opposition to raising the pension age, the capital gains tax increase, the route for a high-speed rail line and an end to the badger cull. (source)
- There are bears and wolves, which are small and timorous; and a brown wild-cat, without spots, which is very improperly called a tiger; otter, beavers, foxes, and a species of badger which is called raccoon. (source)
- "Vaccination will be a good tool in the arsenal but you still need a way of keeping the badger population under control and at the same time preventing cruelty because no one wants any cruelty towards badgers." (source)
- A badger is a most desperate fighter, and an overmatch for a coyote, his hide being very thick and his form so squat and strong that it is hard to break his back or legs, while his sharp teeth grip like a steel trap. (source)
- A badger was never really a "badger" even when alive, at least not to itself or another badger, for badgers - and iguanas, camels, ants, etc - have no human language; therefore a badger is/was only a "badger" to a human. (source)
- It's a truly excellent comic, LOTS of archive, great storylines, amazing bits of humor (the bees and the badger are my favorite so far and I am SO not explaining that), and a lot of historical accuracy and interesting geeky details. (source)
- A crusty local man came along, took in the situation at a glance, reached in the back of his truck, pulled out a roll of smooth fence wire, took the badger from Dennis and swiftly wrapped it up in coils like the neck of a Benin princess. (source)
- I often come down this lane at night, slowly, in case a badger is scurrying into the bank or a hare making off for the open fields, and in the early autumn the steep perspective here gives the full moon the look of an enormous poacher's lantern hanging up in the trees. (source)
- Here we see Chancellor Darling taking time to show Jessica Morden how to read and put across govt disasters as successes....2009 update -New Labour rubber-stamp that has never voted against the Government, who was foisted on the people of Newport from an all women shortlist; as a reward for her work in removing Ron "badger" Davies. (source)
- We wore the rudest and simplest clothing, and hoed (when we hoed) with furious strokes; but as the sun grew hot we usually fled to the shade of the great maples which filled the back yard, and there, at ease, recounted the fierce toil of the Iowa harvest fields, recalling the names of the men who shared it with us, -- and so, while all around us green things valorously expanded, and ripening apples turned to scarlet and gold in their coverts of green, we burrowed deep in the soil like the badger which is the symbol of our native state. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "badger" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 22 synonyms for badger.
annoy, bait, bug, bully, eat, give the business, goad, harass, harry, hassle, heckle, hound, importune, insist on, needle, nudge, pester, plague, ride, tease, torment, work on
We have 8 antonyms for badger.
aid, assist, delight, help, leave alone, make happy, please, support
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of badger from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Any of several carnivorous burrowing mammals of the family Mustelidae, such as Meles meles of Eurasia or Taxidea taxus of North America, having short legs, long claws on the front feet, and a heavy grizzled coat.
- (noun) The fur or hair of this mammal.
- (noun) Any of several similar mammals, such as the ratel.
- (verb-transitive) To harass or pester persistently. See Synonyms at harass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A common name for any mammal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae: Melinae (Eurasian badgers), Mellivorinae (ratel or honey badger), and Taxideinae (American badger).
- (noun) A native or resident of the American State of Wisconsin.
- (noun) A brush made of badger hair.
- (noun) plural A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered.
- (verb) To pester, to annoy persistently.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.
- (noun) A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (Meles meles or Meles vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea taxus or Taxidea Americana or Taxidea Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See teledu.
- (noun) A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
- (verb-transitive) To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
- (verb-transitive) To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A badgeman; one entitled or required by law to wear a badge, as the police, licensed porters, and others.
- (noun) A fossorial plantigrade carnivorous mammal, of the family Mustelidæ and subfamily Melinæ.
- (noun) An artists' brush made of badgers' hair, used for blending or causing the pigments to melt or shade into one another and for imparting smoothness. A flat brush used for removing dust from a polished surface in some photographic and other chemical operations, etc.
- (noun) The Lutraria vulgaris, a common conchiferous or bivalve mollusk of northern Europe. It is especially used as bait for the cod.
- (noun) A sobriquet of a resident of Wisconsin, called the Badger State, in allusion to the abundance of badgers in it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) persuade through constant efforts
- (noun) a native or resident of Wisconsin
- (verb) annoy persistently
- (noun) sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere