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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bul·ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bullied p. pr. & vb. n. Bullying.] To intimidate or badger with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully1 toward.
    For the last fortnight there have been prodigious shoals of volunteers gone over to bully the French, upon hearing the peace was just signing.   --Tatler.
 Syn: -- To bluster; swagger; hector; domineer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : frightened into submission or compliance [syn: browbeaten,
             cowed, hangdog, intimidated]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a
            great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
            [syn: bang-up, corking, cracking, dandy, great,
             groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy,
             slap-up, swell, smashing]
      n : a cruel and brutal fellow [syn: tough, hooligan, ruffian,
           roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo]
      v 1: be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when
           she was young" [syn: strong-arm, browbeat, bullyrag,
            ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around]
      2: discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner;
         intimidate [syn: browbeat, swagger]
      [also: bullied]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See bully