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ha·rass·ment

harassment

 
 
pronunciation:
her s mnt [or] h raes mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: behavior that threatens, attacks, or offends another person repeatedly.
After receiving several threatening and abusive phone calls from the same person, he went to the police to complain of harassment.
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Word Builder: one kind of harassment
  • sexual harassment:
    a situation where an employer asks an employee to do something sexual, often in exchange for an advantage at work.