Harrying
Harry Har"ry (-r[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harried} (-r[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harrying}.] [OE. harwen, herien, her[yogh]ien, AS. hergian to act as an army, to ravage, plunder, fr. here army; akin to G. heer, Icel. herr, Goth. harjis, and Lith. karas war. Cf. {Harbor}, {Herald}, {Heriot}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To strip; to pillage; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land. [1913 Webster]

To harry this beautiful region. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

A red squirrel had harried the nest of a wood thrush. --J. Burroughs. [1913 Webster]

2. To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass. --Shak.

Syn: To ravage; plunder; pillage; lay waste; vex; tease; worry; annoy; harass. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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