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harry


  3  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harry  \Har"ry\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  predatory  incursion;  to  plunder  or  lay  waste. 
  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harry 
  v  1:  annoy  continually  or  chronically;  "He  is  known  to  harry  his 
  staff  when  he  is  overworked"  [syn:  {harass},  {hassle},  {chivy}, 
  {chivvy},  {chevy},  {chevvy},  {beset},  {plague},  {molest}, 
  {provoke}] 
  2:  make  a  pillaging  or  destructive  raid  on  (a  place),  as  in 
  wartimes  [syn:  {ravage}] 




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