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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harass  \Har"ass\,  n. 
  1.  Devastation;  waste.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Worry;  harassment.  [R.]  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harass 
  v  1:  cause  to  suffer;  "Jews  were  persecuted  in  the  former  Soviet 
  Union"  [syn:  {persecute},  {oppress}] 
  2:  annoy  persistently;  "The  children  teased  the  boy  because  of 
  his  stammer"  [syn:  {tease},  {badger},  {pester},  {bug},  {beleaguer}] 
  3:  annoy  continually  or  chronically;  "He  is  known  to  harry  his 
  staff  when  he  is  overworked"  [syn:  {hassle},  {harry},  {chivy}, 
  {chivvy},  {chevy},  {chevvy},  {beset},  {plague},  {molest}, 
  {provoke}] 
  4:  challenge  aggressively  [syn:  {heckle}] 




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