Simple Definition of harass
: to annoy or bother (someone) in a constant or repeated way
: to make repeated attacks against (an enemy)
Full Definition of harass
Examples of harass
She was constantly harassed by the other students.
He claims that he is being unfairly harassed by the police.
The troops harrassed the defeated army throughout its retreat.
Origin of harass
French harasser, from Middle French, from harer to set a dog on, from Old French hare, interjection used to incite dogs, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German hier here — more at here
First Known Use: 1617
Synonym Discussion of harass
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