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Definitions for harass
həˈræs, ˈhær əs; ˈhær əs; həˈræsha·rass
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harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeverb
annoy continually or chronically
"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
exhaust by attacking repeatedly
"harass the enemy"
To fatigue or to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts.
To annoy endlessly or systematically; to molest.
To put excessive burdens upon; to subject to anxieties.
Nazis and their sympathizers harassed Jews and Gypsies in the early 1940s.
Etymology: From harasser. Origin uncertain; compare harier; see harry; compare, harace, harace, harasse.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
The men of Judah, to prevent
The harass of their land, beset me round. John Milton, Agonist.
To weary; to fatigue; to tire with labour and uneasiness.
Etymology: harasser, French, from harasse, a heavy buckler, according to Du Cauge Cange .
These troops came to the army but the day before, harassed with a long and wearisome march. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.
Our walls are thinly mann’d, our best men slain;
The rest, an heartless number, spent with watching,
And harass’d out with duty. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.
Nature oppress’d, and harass’d out with care,
Sinks down to rest. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors of offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behavior that demeans, humiliates or embarrasses a person, and it is characteristically identified by its unlikelihood in terms of social and moral reasonableness. In the legal sense, these are behaviors that appear to be disturbing, upsetting or threatening. Traditional forms evolve from discriminatory grounds, and have an effect of nullifying a person's rights or impairing a person from benefiting from their rights. When these behaviors become repetitive, it is defined as bullying. The continuity or repetitiveness and the aspect of distressing, alarming or threatening may distinguish it from insult.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To annoy; to perplex, and incessantly turmoil any body of men; to hang upon the rear and flunks of a retreating army, or to interrupt operations at a siege by repeated attacks upon the besiegers.
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The numerical value of harass in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of harass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of harass in a Sentence
In the time it takes other girls to harass people, we will have taken 10 more photos.
The issues we deal with are usually from someone who may be wanting to make a name for themselves and tries to harass or in some way antagonize an outlaw motorcycle gang member.
Yep ... 'Cause they’re going to harass you if they can find you anywhere.
COVID-19 pandemic is just a drama and no such virus exists as Corona. It is history's biggest fooling propaganda done to harass and oppress common people.
The concern has been expressed that Congress could be using the subpoena power to harass a political rival, what is the limiting principle.
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- জ্বালাতন করাBengali
- fastiguejar, vexar, molestarCatalan, Valencian
- belästigen, verfolgenGerman
- kiusata, vainota, hätyyttää, väsyttää, uuvuttaaFinnish
- sàraichScottish Gaelic
- stancare, indebolire, infastidire, tormentare, tartassare, vessare, incalzare, molestare, assillareItalian
- prześladować, dręczyć, nękać, gnębićPolish
- molestar, incomodarPortuguese
- утомлять, изнурять, беспокоить, досаждатьRussian
- hoder, tourmeter, peler, soyî, nåjhi, scrandiWalloon
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