verb har·ry \ˈher-ē, ˈha-rē\

Definition of HARRY

transitive verb
:  to make a pillaging or destructive raid on :  assault
:  to force to move along by harassing <harrying the terrified horses down out of the mountains — R. A. Sokolov>
:  to torment by or as if by constant attack

Origin of HARRY

Middle English harien, from Old English hergian; akin to Old High German heriōn to lay waste, heri army, Greek koiranos ruler
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HARRY


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