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Meaning of HARASS

Pronunciation:  'harus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  challenge aggressively
  2. [v]  annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"
  3. [v]  annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
  4. [v]  cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"

HARASS is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: badger, beleaguer, beset, bug, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harry, hassle, heckle, molest, oppress, persecute, pester, plague, provoke, tease
 See Also: annoy, bedevil, bedevil, bother, break up, chafe, crucify, crucify, cut off, devil, disrupt, dun, dun, frustrate, frustrate, get at, get to, goad, gravel, haze, interrupt, irritate, nark, needle, nettle, purge, rag, rag, rile, torment, torment, vex



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Har"ass\ (h[a^]r"as), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harassed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Harassing}.] [F. harasser; cf. OF. harace a
    basket made of cords, harace, harasse,a very heavy and large
    shield; or harer to set (a dog) on.]
    To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts;
    esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause
    to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes
    followed by out.
          [Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march.
          Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care. --Addison.
          Vext with lawyers and harass'd with debt. --Tennyson.
    Syn: To weary; jade; tire; perplex; distress; tease; worry;
         disquiet; chafe; gall; annoy; irritate; plague; vex;
         molest; trouble; disturb; torment.
  2. \Har"ass\, n.
    1. Devastation; waste. [Obs.] --Milton.
    2. Worry; harassment. [R.] --Byron.
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