Definition of harass
- was harassing his younger brother
- was being harassed by her classmates
- claims that the police were unfairly harassing him
- harassed the enemy
She was constantly harassed by the other students.
He claims that he is being unfairly harassed by the police.
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: to annoy or bother (someone) in a constant or repeated way
: to make repeated attacks against (an enemy)
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