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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 make threats against someone again and again.
The police harass young people who hang out in the park.
 
similar words:
annoy, bother, irritate, persecute, ride, trouble, worry
derivations: harassingly (adv.), harassment (n.)
Word History
Harass may come from an early French word that means "to excite the hunting dogs."