Harass Definition

hə-răs, hărəs
harassed, harasses, harassing
verb
harassed, harasses, harassing
To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
Webster's New World
To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
American Heritage
To irritate or torment persistently.
His mind was harassed by doubts and misgivings.
American Heritage
To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Harass

  • French harasser from Old French (a la) harache, (a la) harace (as in courre a la harache to chase) hare call used to set dogs on (of Germanic origin ko- in Indo-European roots) -ache, -ace deprecative n. suff.

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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