American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To irritate or torment persistently.
- v. To wear out; exhaust.
- v. To impede and exhaust (an enemy) by repeated attacks or raids.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fatigue or tire out, as with annoying labor, care, importunity, enforced watchfulness, misfortune, etc.; distress by perplexity; wear out, as with toil.
- Milit.: To annoy by repeated attacks; keep constantly on the defensive.
- To lay waste or desolate; raid.
- To rub or scrape.
- Synonyms Distress, etc. (see afflict); to jade, disturb, exhaust, fag. See trouble.
- n. Harassment.
- v. To fatigue or to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts.
- v. To annoy endlessly or systematically; to molest.
- v. To put excessive burdens upon; to subject to anxieties.
- n. obsolete devastation; waste
- n. obsolete worry; harassment
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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
- n. obsolete Devastation; waste.
- n. rare Worry; harassment.
- v. annoy continually or chronically
- v. exhaust by attacking repeatedly
- From Old French harasser ("to tire out, to vex"). Origin uncertain; compare Old French harier ("harry"); see harry; compare Old French, harace ("a basket made of cords"), harace, harasse ("a very heavy and large shield; or harer to set (a dog) on"). (Wiktionary)
- French harasser, possibly from Old French harer, to set a dog on, from hare, interj. used to set a dog on, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“After the fight that we didn't get to see with Bumblebee because we were forced to see a robotic gremlin harass 2 annoying kids, Barricade disappeared from the film.”
“I might also be said to be intending to "harass" -- who knows, given how vague the term is?”
“February 10th, 2010 at 6: 09 pm by the time you’re harassing Pomona College students, the only more inoffensive and unlikely Americans left to harass is a senior citizens’ yoga group.”
“Anyway, Myles wins the thread – by the time you’re harassing Pomona College students, the only more inoffensive and unlikely Americans left to harass is a senior citizens’ yoga group.”
“Day to day, though, censorship is less about dissuading the truly motivated (though, if it can make them easy to detect and harass, that is a plus) and more about preventing the casual from becoming motivated.”
“They think our money is spent paying officers to "harass" the hunting public or pick up dead deer along the highways.”
“Would that more foreigners would "harass" people in this way in Taiwan.”
“Despite the frequency with which I use the verb "harass," I think this entry should've been entitled "Hassle Hasbro.”
“Another opposition deputy singled out by Mugabe, Mike Auret, said there was nothing that Mugabe could "harass" him for.”
“Immigration officials in the Transkei region were on a new campaign to "harass" expatriate teachers who had no work permits, a delegation of Indian nationals claimed in Umtata at the weekend.”
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