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Definition of "harass" []

  • To irritate or torment persistently. (verb-transitive)
  • To wear out; exhaust. (verb-transitive)
  • To impede and exhaust (an enemy) by repeated attacks or raids. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "harass" in a sentence
  • "After the fight that we didn't get to see with Bumblebee because we were forced to see a robotic gremlin harass 2 annoying kids, Barricade disappeared from the film."
  • "I might also be said to be intending to "harass" -- who knows, given how vague the term is?"
  • "February 10th, 2010 at 6: 09 pm by the time you’re harassing Pomona College students, the only more inoffensive and unlikely Americans left to harass is a senior citizens’ yoga group."