Hassle meaning

hăsəl
The definition of a hassle is an argument or a fight.

An example of hassle is two people getting into a heated debate about politics in a bar.

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Trouble; bother.
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A heated argument; squabble.
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To argue or fight.

Customers hassling with merchants over high prices.

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Hassle is defined as to bother, annoy or harass someone.

An example of hassle is a group of men yelling vulgar words at a woman across the street from them.

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An argument or a fight.
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To bother or harass.

Street gangs hassling passersby.

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A troublesome situation.
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To have a hassle.
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To annoy, harass, etc.
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Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.

I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.

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An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.
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To trouble, to bother, to annoy.

The unlucky boy was hassled by a gang of troublemakers on his way home.

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To pick a fight or start an argument.
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Origin of hassle

  • From American dialectal (Southeast) hassle to pant (as from exertion) perhaps of imitative origin or akin to British dialectal hassle to hack at, saw away at with a blunt blade

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