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Harass Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    harass v
  1. annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers" [syn: hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke]
  2. exhaust by attacking repeatedly; "harass the enemy"
Harass Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Harass \Har"ass\, n.
  1. Devastation; waste. [Obs.] --Milton.
  2. Worry; harassment. [R.] --Byron.
Harass Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Harass \Har"ass\ (h[a^]r"as), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harassed; p. pr. & vb. n. Harassing.] [F. harasser; cf. OF. harace a basket made of cords, harace, harasse,a very heavy and large shield; or harer to set (a dog) on.] 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. [Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march. --Bacon. Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care. --Addison. Vext with lawyers and harass'd with debt. --Tennyson. Syn: To weary; jade; tire; perplex; distress; tease; worry; disquiet; chafe; gall; annoy; irritate; plague; vex; molest; trouble; disturb; torment.

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  • Harassment: overtired Of the French verb harasser itself we have first records in a Latin to French translation of 1527 of Thucydides ’ History of the ...
  • Sexual harassment: There is often more than one type of harassing behavior present, so a single harasser may fit more than one category. These are brief ...
  • Sexual harassment in education in the United States: definition of sexual harassment includes harassment by both peers and individuals in a position of power relative to the person being harassed. ...

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

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

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