harass

[ huh-ras, har-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF harass
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Nor did Casanova allow these questions to harass his mind to-day.

Forgive me that I harass you with this catalogue of my misfortunes.

The archers were placed in front to harass the enemy attempting to cross.

There were no debtors to be harassed, no creditors to harass them.

"The Mexicans will do anything to harass the Texans," answered the lieutenant, quietly.

Not a wife, not a mother, but just a soul facing the questions which harass philosophers.

Wilson and Miller were to harass Massena's right flank and rear.

The lesson had been so severe that no attempt was made, by the tribesmen, to harass the movement.

He was now satisfied and really had no wish to harass her beyond endurance.

I am only sorry that you should have had so much to harass you.'

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from French harasser "tire out, vex," possibly from Old French harer "set a dog on," and perhaps blended with Old French harier "to harry, draw, drag" [Barnhart]. Originally "to lay waste, devastate," sense of "distress" is from 1650s. Related: Harassed; harassing.

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