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hassle

has·sle

hassle

 
 
pronunciation:
hae sl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) a disagreement or squabble.
He had some kind of hassle with his boss this morning, and now he's in a bad mood.
similar words:
bicker, miff
definition 2: a hindrance or annoyance.
Shopping at holiday time can be such a hassle with all the crowds.
similar words:
difficulty, nuisance, trial
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hassled, hassles, hassling
definition: (informal) to bother, badger, or cause trouble for.
I'll do it tomorrow, so just quit hassling me about it!
similar words:
bother, harass, harry, persecute
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: (informal) to quarrel or fight.
They're always hassling with each other over something.
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