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harass

har·ass

harass

 
pronunciation:
h raes [or] hae rs
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part of speech: verb
inflections: harassed, harasses, harassing
definition: to trouble or bother again and again.
My mother asked me to stop harassing her while she was trying to work.Some of the girls were harassed after being allowed to join the boys' football team.
 
synonyms:
badger, besiege, hassle
similar words:
annoy, bait, bother, heckle, irritate, nag, persecute, pester, pick on, ride, taunt, torment, trouble, worry
derivations: harassingly (adv.), harassment (n.)
Word History
Harass may come from an early French word that means "to excite the hunting dogs."