pester

pester(
pehs
-
tuhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to annoy)
a. molestar
Street sellers pestered us to buy their wares.Los vendedores ambulantes nos molestaban para que les compráramos sus mercancías.
b. dar la lata
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Why don't you just do as I ask so that I don't have to keep pestering you?¿Por qué no haces simplemente lo que te pido y así ya no tendría que darte la lata siempre?
c. fastidiar
Don't pester your mother just now. She's busy.No fastidies a tu madre ahorita, está ocupada.
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pester
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. molestar
b. incordiar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
to pester somebody to do somethingdar la lata or incordiar a alguien para que haga algo
to pester somebody into doing somethingconseguir que alguien haga algo a fuerza de darle le lata or incordiarle
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pester [ˈpestəʳ]
transitive verb
molestar; fregar; (LAm)
is this man pestering you? ¿la está molestando este hombre?; he's always pestering me siempre me está dando la lata (informal); she pestered me for the book estuvo dando la lata para que le prestara el libro (informal); he pesters me with his questions me fastidia con sus preguntas; to pester sb to do sth dar la lata a algn para que haga algo (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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