Pester

Pes"ter

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pestered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pestering.] [Abbrev. fr. impester, fr. OF. empaistrier, empestrer, to entangle the feet or legs, to embarrass, F. emptrer; pref. em-, en- (L. in in) + LL. pastorium, pastoria, a fetter by which horses are prevented from wandering in the pastures, fr. L. pastorius belonging to a herdsman or shepherd, pastor a herdsman. See In, and Pasture, Pastor.] 1. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations.
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We are pestered with mice and rats.
Dr. H. More.
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A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world.
Dryden.
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2. To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest. [Obs.] Milton.
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All rivers and pools . . . pestered full with fishes.
Holland.
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