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Definitions for harass
həˈræs, ˈhær əs; ˈhær əs; həˈræsha·rass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. harassverb

    exhaust by attacking repeatedly

    "harass the enemy"


  1. harassverb

    To fatigue or to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts.

  2. harassverb

    To annoy endlessly or systematically; to molest.

  3. harassverb

    To put excessive burdens upon; to subject to anxieties.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Harassnoun

    Waste; disturbance.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    The men of Judah, to prevent
    The harass of their land, beset me round. John Milton, Agonist.

  2. To Harassverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harassverb

    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. Harassnoun

    devastation; waste

  3. Harassnoun

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. harass

    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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  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

Examples of harass in a Sentence

  1. Magomed Deniev:

    You can't detain and harass someone who doesn't exist in the republic, if there were such people in the Chechen republic, law enforcement wouldn't have a problem with them because their relatives would send them to a place of no return.

  2. Tom Angell:

    As a point of reference, in 2008 no major candidate even supported decriminalization when asked in a debate, and our movement had to chase them around New Hampshire and repeatedly harass them just to garner pledges to stop federal raids on state-legal medical marijuana patients.

  3. Di Carlo:

    We think that was a pretense to harass her.

  4. Naiyana Supapung from the Teeranat:

    We have to change this believe for our next generation to understand that nobody has right to harass or hurt others.

  5. Charley Wilkison:

    CLEAT has no sympathy for those who seek to harass and interfere with police officers while they’re doing their jobs.

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  • مArabic
  • জ্বালাতন করাBengali
  • fastiguejar, vexar, molestarCatalan, Valencian
  • belästigen, verfolgenGerman
  • kiusata, vainota, hätyyttää, väsyttää, uuvuttaaFinnish
  • harcelerFrench
  • 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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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
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