harass

Part of speech: verb

To vex; tease; worry.

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Usage examples "harass":

  1. Clever at self- torture, he continued to harass his soul, always on the same line. - "En Route", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
  2. I know not why the rush of waters is so delightful to the ear; all other monotonous sounds are wearying, and harass the spirits, but I never met any one who did not love to listen to a waterfall. - "Domestic Manners of the Americans", Fanny Trollope.
  3. The check, however, was so effective that the duke made no further attempt to harass the retreat of the Highlanders. - "Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden", G. A. Henty.