Harass Har"ass (h[a^]r"as or h[.a]*r[a^]s"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harassed} (h[a^]r"ast or h[.a]*r[a^]st"); 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. [1913 Webster]

[Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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