hassle
hassle hassle n. 1. An inconvenience caused by difficulties encountered trying to accomplish a task; as, finding a parking place in midtown is always a hassle.

Syn: fuss, trouble, bother. [WordNet 1.5]

2. disorderly fighting; an angry dispute or disturbance. [WordNet sense 2]

Syn: hassle, scuffle, tussle, rough-and-tumble. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hassle — v. t. to repeatedly annoy; as, He is known to hassle his staff when he is overworked. Syn: harass, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hassle — v. i. 1. to dispute or quarrel, often over petty disagreements. [PJC] 2. To expend excessive time and energy trying to accomplish a task. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hassle — (n.) 1945, Amer.Eng., perhaps from U.S. Southern dialectal hassle to pant, breathe noisily (1928), of unknown origin; or perhaps from hatchel to harass (1800), which may be a variant of HAZEL (Cf. hazel), the name of the plant that furnished… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hassle — [n] problem, fight altercation, argument, bickering, bother, clamor, commotion, difficulty, disagreement, dispute, inconvenience, quarrel, row, run in*, squabble, struggle, trial, trouble, try, tumult, turmoil, tussle, uproar, upset, whirl,… …   New thesaurus

  • hassle — ☆ hassle [has′əl ] n. [< ?] Informal 1. a heated argument; squabble 2. a troublesome situation vi. hassled, hassling Informal to have a hassle vt. Slang to annoy, harass, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Hassle — (coord|59|21|N|15|22|E|) is a location in Närke, Sweden, where a Celtic treasure was found in 1936.It comprises a large bronze cauldron which contained two Bronze Age swords of the Hallstatt type, a pommel of bronze, two bronze buckets with ciste …   Wikipedia

  • hassle — informal ► NOUN 1) irritating inconvenience. 2) deliberate harassment. ► VERB ▪ harass; pester. ORIGIN originally a dialect word meaning «hack or saw at», of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • hassle — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ legal ▪ They faced interminable legal hassles if they wanted to claim compensation. VERB + HASSLE ▪ get, have ▪ I started to get all this hassle from my boss about …   Collocations dictionary

  • hassle — 01. Registering for courses is such a [hassle], with line ups, forms to fill out, and all that. 02. The police often seem to [hassle] young people that are just hanging out on the streets with friends. 03. My boss always [hassles] me to work… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • hassle — I n. struggle a hassle to + inf. (it was a hassle to get a visa = it was a hassle getting a visa) II v. (D; tr.) to hassle about, over * * * [ hæs(ə)l] over (D; tr.) to hassle about [ struggle ] a hassle to + inf. (it was a hassle to get a visa …   Combinatory dictionary

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