from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
- transitive verb To irritate or torment persistently.
- transitive verb To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Harassment.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb 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
- noun obsolete Devastation; waste.
- noun rare Worry; harassment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
fatigueor to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts.
- verb To
annoyendlessly or systematically; to molest.
- verb To put excessive
burdensupon; to subject to anxieties.
- noun obsolete
- noun obsolete
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb annoy continually or chronically
- verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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?
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.
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.
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.