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English noun: nag

1. nag (person) someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

Synonymscommon scold, nagger, scold, scolder

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Narrower (hyponym)harridan

2. nag (animal) an old or over-worked horse

Synonymshack, jade, plug

Broader (hypernym)Equus caballus, horse

English verb: nag

1. nag (communication) bother persistently with trivial complaints

SamplesShe nags her husband all day long.

Synonymshen-peck, peck

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off

2. nag (emotion) worry persistently

SamplesNagging concerns and doubts.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)vex, worry

3. nag (cognition) remind or urge constantly

SamplesShe nagged to take a vacation.

ExamplesThey nag him to write the letter

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)remind

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