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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Importune \Im`por*tune"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Importuned ([i^]m`p[o^]r*t[=u]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Importuning.] [From Importune, a.: cf. F. importuner.] 1. To request or solicit, with urgency; to press with frequent, unreasonable, or troublesome application or pertinacity; hence, to tease; to irritate; to worry. [1913 Webster] Their ministers and residents here have perpetually importuned the court with unreasonable demands. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To import; to signify. [Obs.] "It importunes death." --Spenser. [1913 Webster]