[ UK /bˈæd‍ʒɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈbædʒɝ/ ]
  1. persuade through constant efforts
  2. annoy persistently
    The children teased the boy because of his stammer
  1. sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
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How To Use badger In A Sentence

  • The clump is the den area, and to the right are a couple of badger kids. Archive 2009-06-01
  • The acute sense of smell is important, since the badger's eyes are quite small, and its eyesight is not particularly good.
  • The European badger (_Meles taxus_ or _M. meles_) is from 25 in. to 29 in. long, with a tail of about 8 in.; the general hue of the fur is grey above and black on the under parts; the head is white, with a black stripe on each side. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"
  • Along with the artist's renderings of badgers, each item is illustrated with easy to understand icons referencing water resistance, biodegradability (meaning you can go into a lake or ocean without harming the aquatic life), animal testing (none), and UVA rating. Marcia G. Yerman: Sunscreen Protection and Nail Polish: A Green Approach
  • Over the course of the year, he's almost hit on the head by a sparrowhawk, gets a whiff of "bad badger breath" when three cubs cannon into his lap, and watches two stoats massacre a screaming leveret, their normally creamy bibs "the colour of a slaughterman's apron". A Year in the Woods: The Diary of a Forest Ranger by Colin Elford
  • And hedgehogs released into areas of excellent habitat hightailed it out of there if they smelt badger. Times, Sunday Times
  • I'm anti-gassing and would prefer to ask the badgers politely to leave. Times, Sunday Times
  • And a little bit of bear baiting and badger tickling. Times, Sunday Times
  • Voles are an important source of food for many predators, including snakes, hawks, owls, coyotes, weasels, foxes, mink and badgers.
  • Scientific evidence suggests that badgers are one of the most likely carriers of the disease that is infecting cattle. Times, Sunday Times
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