Harass

Definition of Harass

Har´ass   Pronunciation: hăr´as or hå`răs´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Harassed (hăr"ast or hå*răst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Harassing.]
[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.
n.1.Devastation; waste.
2.Worry; harassment.

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