- Word History
|part of speech:
||harasses, harassing, harassed
||to trouble or make threats against someone again and again.
The landlord harassed the couple because they didn't pay their rent.
- similar words:
- annoy, bother, irritate, persecute, ride, trouble, worry
||harassingly (adv.), harassment (n.)
may come from an early French word that means "to excite the hunting dogs."