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  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. 




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