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hassle

noun

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1 a brief clash between enemies or rivals
  • the best way to avoid hassles with those aggressive panhandlers is to ignore them

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2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • the moment the police arrived, the hassle broke up, and no one was seriously injured

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3 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions
  • had a huge hassle with an airline representative before she got her ticket refunded

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hassle

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of hassle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
  • a small group of jeering protesters hassled the politically active singer at every appearance she made

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2 to express different opinions about something often angrily
  • constantly hassled with the chef over the need to cook pork thoroughly

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The first known use of hassle was in 1945

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“Hassle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hassle. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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