transitive verb (harried; harrying) Etymology: Middle English harien, from Old English hergian; akin to Old High German heriōn to lay waste, heri army, Greek koiranos ruler Date: before 12th century 1. to make a pillaging or destructive raid on ; assault 2. to force to move along by harassing <
harrying the terrified horses down out of the mountains — R. A. Sokolov
3. to torment by or as if by constant attack Synonyms: see worry

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