harass definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To irritate or torment persistently.
    • to put on down; exhaust.
    • To hinder and exhaust (an enemy) by repeated assaults or raids.
    • To weakness; to tire with duplicated and exhausting attempts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; resulting in to endure exorbitant burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes accompanied by out.
  • verb:
    • To fatigue or even to tire with repeated and exhausting attempts.
    • To annoy endlessly or systematically; to molest.
    • to place excessive burdens upon; to susceptible to anxieties.
    • annoy constantly or chronically
    • exhaust by assaulting continuously
  • noun:
    • devastation; waste
    • worry; harassment
    • Devastation; waste.
    • stress; harassment.
    • Harassment.
  • others:
    • To exhaustion or tire aside, as with annoying labor, care, importunity, enforced watchfulness, misfortune, etc.; stress by perplexity; wear out, as with toil.
    • Milit.: To annoy by repeated assaults; keep continuously on protective.
    • To set waste or desolate; raid.
    • To scrub or scrape.
    • Synonyms Distress, an such like. (identify afflict); to jade, disturb, exhaust, fag. See difficulty.

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