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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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