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 for bully
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  bully \bul"ly\ (b[.u]l"l[y^]), interj.
     Well done! Excellent!
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bully \Bul"ly\ (b[.u]l"l[y^]), n., Bully beef \Bul"ly beef`\
     (b[.u]l"l[y^] b[=e]f`). [F. bouilli boiled meat, fr. bouillir
     to boil. See Boil, v. The word bouilli was formerly
     commonly used on the labels of canned beef.]
     Pickled or canned beef.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bully \Bul"ly\ (b[.u]l"l[y^]), a.
     1. Jovial and blustering; dashing. [Slang] "Bless thee, bully
        doctor." --Shak.
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     2. Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse. [Slang, U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bully \Bul"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bullied (b[.u]l"l[=e]d);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Bullying.]
     To intimidate or badger with threats and by an overbearing,
     swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully[1] toward.
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           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.
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     Syn: To bluster; swagger; hector; domineer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bully \Bul"ly\ (b[.u]l"l[y^]), n.; pl. Bullies
     (b[u^]l"l[i^]z). [Cf. LG. bullerjaan, bullerb[aum]k,
     bullerbrook, a blusterer, D. bulderaar a bluster, bulderen to
     bluster; prob. of imitative origin; or cf. MHG. buole lover,
     G. buhle.]
     1. A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous,
        who threatens, intimidates, or badgers people who are
        smaller or weaker than he is; an insolent, tyrannical
        fellow.
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              Bullies seldom execute the threats they deal in.
                                                    --Palmerston.
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     2. A brisk, dashing fellow. [Slang Obs.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster] Bully

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bully \Bul"ly\, v. i.
     To act as a bully[1].
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  276 Moby Thesaurus words for "bully":
     Antaeus, Atlas, Briareus, Brobdingnagian, Charles Atlas, Cyclops,
     Goliath, Hercules, Herod, OK, Polyphemus, Samson, Superman, Tarzan,
     Titan, ace-high, admirable, annoyer, awe, bad, badgerer, bang-up,
     battler, beat down, beef, beef extract, beef tea, belligerent,
     belted knight, bickerer, blackjack, blade, blatherskite, bludgeon,
     bluff, bluffer, bluster, bluster and bluff, bluster out of,
     blusterer, bonzer, boss, bouillon, bounce, brag, braggart, bravo,
     brawler, break, browbeat, browbeater, bucko, bulldoze, bulldozer,
     bully beef, bullyboy, bullyrag, but good, cadet, capital, castrate,
     champion, charqui, chipped beef, clamp down on, coerce, colossus,
     combatant, compel, competitor, contender, contestant, cool,
     corking, cow, crackerjack, cutthroat, dandy, daunt, delicious,
     demoralize, desperado, despotize, devil, disputant, domineer,
     domineer over, dragoon, dried beef, ducky, duelist, enforcer,
     enslave, fab, famous, fancy man, fanfaron, fencer, feuder, fighter,
     fighting cock, fine, fine and dandy, first-rate, foilsman,
     gamecock, gasconade, gear, giant, gladiator, goon, gorilla, great,
     grind, grind down, groovy, ground beef, gunman, hamburger, harass,
     harasser, harrier, hatchet man, heavy, heckler, hector, hectorer,
     hell-raiser, hellcat, henpeck, hijack, hood, hoodlum, hooligan,
     hot, huff, hunky-dory, intimidate, intimidator, jam-up, jerky,
     jolly, jouster, just dandy, keen, keep down, keep under, killer,
     knight, lord it over, mad dog, marvy, mean, menace, militant,
     muscle man, nag, neat, nifty, nobby, nudnik, nudzh, okay, oppress,
     out of sight, out-herod Herod, overawe, overbear, overmaster,
     override, pander, pastrami, peachy, peachy-keen, persecute,
     persecutor, pest, pesterer, plaguer, plug-ugly, powerhouse,
     press heavy on, push around, quarreler, rage, rant, ranter, rave,
     raver, repress, ride over, ride roughshod over, rioter, ripping,
     rival, roast beef, roister, roisterer, rollick, rough, rowdy,
     ruffian, rum, sabreur, sadist, salt beef, scrapper, scrumptious,
     scuffler, shanghai, slang, slap-up, smashing, solid,
     something else, spiffing, spiffy, splutter, sputter, squabbler,
     stalwart, steamroller, storm, strong arm, strong man, strong-arm,
     strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, stunning, subjugate, suet,
     superior, suppress, swagger, swaggerer, swashbuckle, swashbuckler,
     swasher, swell, sword, swordplayer, swordsman,
     systematically terrorize, tease, teaser, terrorize, the mighty,
     the strong, threaten, thug, tilter, torment, tormentor, torture,
     tough, tough guy, tower of strength, trample down, trample upon,
     tread down, tread upon, tussler, tyrannize, tyrannize over, tyrant,
     unman, use violence, vapor, vaporer, walk all over, walk over,
     weigh heavy on, wizard, worthy, wrangler
  
  

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