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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harry  \Har"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Harried}(  ?);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Harrying}.]  [OF.  harwen,  herien,  her[yogh]ien,  AS 
  hergian  to  act  as  an  army,  to  ravage,  plunder,  fr  here  army; 
  akin  to  G.  here  army;  akin  to  G.  heer,  Icel.  herr,  Goth. 
  harjis,  and  Lith.  karas  war.  Gf  {Harbor},  {Herald}, 
  {Heriot}.] 
  1.  To  strip;  to  lay  waste;  as  the  Northmen  came  several 
  times  and  harried  the  land. 
 
  To  harry  this  beautiful  region.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  A  red  squirrel  had  harried  the  nest  of  a  wood 
  thrush.  --J. 
  Burroughs 
 
  2.  To  agitate;  to  worry;  to  harrow;  to  harass.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  ravage;  plunder;  pillage;  lay  waste;  vex;  tease; 
  worry;  annoy;  harass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harried 
  adj  :  troubled  persistently  especially  with  petty  annoyances; 
  "harassed  working  mothers";  "a  harried  expression"; 
  "her  poor  pestered  father  had  to  endure  her  constant 
  interruptions";  "the  vexed  parents  of  an  unruly 
  teenager"  [syn:  {annoyed},  {harassed},  {pestered},  {vexed}] 




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