What does harass mean?

Definitions for harasshəˈræs, ˈhær əs; ˈhær əs; həˈræs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word harass.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke(verb)

    annoy continually or chronically

    "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

  2. harass(verb)

    exhaust by attacking repeatedly

    "harass the enemy"

Wiktionary

  1. harass(Verb)

    To fatigue or to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts.

  2. harass(Verb)

    To annoy endlessly or systematically; to molest.

  3. harass(Verb)

    To put excessive burdens upon; to subject to anxieties.

    Nazis and their sympathizers harassed Jews and Gypsies in the early 1940s.

  4. Origin: From harasser. Origin uncertain; compare harier; see harry; compare , harace, harace, harasse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harass(verb)

    to fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes followed by out

  2. Harass(noun)

    devastation; waste

  3. Harass(noun)

    worry; harassment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Harass

    har′as, v.t. to fatigue: to annoy or torment.—p.adj. Har′assed.—adv. Har′assedly.—n. Har′asser.—p.adj. Har′assing.—adv. Har′assingly.—n. Har′assment. [O. Fr. harasser; prob. from harer, to incite a dog.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harass in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Of all the griefs that harass the distrest,
    Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.

  3. Mohammad Shahid Sheikh:

    We are doing everything legally, but these people harass us and disrupt our work for no reason.

  4. Mohammad Shahid Sheikh:

    We are doing everything legally, but these people harass us and disrupt our work for no reason.

  5. Unknown:

    People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

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Translations for harass

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مArabic
  • জ্বালাতন করাBengali
  • molestar, fastiguejar, vexarCatalan, Valencian
  • verfolgen, belästigenGerman
  • uuvuttaa, kiusata, hätyyttää, vainota, väsyttääFinnish
  • harcelerFrench
  • sàraichScottish Gaelic
  • assillare, molestare, incalzare, vessare, tartassare, tormentare, stancare, infastidire, indebolireItalian
  • prześladować, dręczyć, nękać, gnębićPolish
  • molestar, incomodarPortuguese
  • изнурять, утомлять, досаждать, беспокоитьRussian
  • scrandi, tourmeter, soyî, hoder, peler, nåjhiWalloon

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