carp at, weigh on, put down, strumpet, tyrant, chew, cab, quid, find fault with, hype, remonstrate, common scold, dictator, unsettle, beak, concern, pick up, martinet, pick at, carthorse, blame, fireplug, taxicab, jade, jadestone, nagger, peck at, reprimand, control freak, pick, hack writer, political hack, fire hydrant, peck, fornicatress, disciplinarian, reproach, spark plug, distress, alarm, chestnut, ward-heeler, jade green, rebuke, smack, stopple, literary hack, machine politician, trollop, bloodstock, ballyhoo, stopper, scolder, denigrate, Arab, taskmaster, Big Brother, loose woman, bay, wad, plug, deride, gatekeeper, drudge, hacker, pick on, brumby, sparking plug, drag into, Arabian, hussy, bronco, henpeck, hack, fuss at, hen-peck, autocrat, equine, hoopla, male plug, steed, worry, slut, threaten, cud, bronc, praise, chaw, frighten, tear apart, adulteress, force, charger, criticize, taxi
aggravate (part of speech: verb)
inflame, irritate, aggravate, needle, harry, trouble, envenom, disturb, arouse, exasperate, infuriate, exacerbate, grate, harass, tease, pester, fret, bother, vex, upset, enrage, annoy, torment, antagonize, bait, badger, rankle, hassle, perturb, discompose, chafe, irk, bedevil, peeve
cuss (part of speech: verb)
plug (part of speech: noun)
compel (part of speech: verb)
drive, oblige, impel, browbeat, dictate, intimidate, coerce, goad, dragoon, incite, pressure, galvanize, push, press, bully, mandate, foment, motivate, bulldoze, stress, stimulate, propel, urge, hijack, compel, cause, daunt, spark
- Susanna ain't one to nag and hector and triumph over a man when he's repented. - "Susanna and Sue", Kate Douglas Wiggin.
- Now seeing Huggins' nag adrift, This farmer, shrewd and sage, Resolved, by changing horses here, To hunt another stage! - "The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood", Thomas Hood.
- Don't nag at us before outsiders, at least. - "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.