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harass

(either harris or huh-rass) v. systematic and/or continual unwanted and annoying pestering, which often includes threats and demands. This can include lewd or offensive remarks, sexual advances, threatening telephone calls from collection agencies, hassling by police officers, or bringing criminal charges without cause. (See: harassment, sexual harassment)

harass

verb acerbate, afflict, aggrieve, agitate, alarm, alienate, anger, annoy, arose, arrogate, assail, badger, bagger, be malevolent, bedevil, beset, besiege, bludgeon, bother, browbeat, burden, coerce, confound, convulse, discomfort, discompose, disconcert, dismay, dispirit, disquiet, distress, disturb, enrage, envenom, exasperate, excite, excruciate, fret, goad, grieve, harbor a grudge, harrow, harry, haunt, heckle, hurt, ill-use, importance, incense, incommode, infest, infuriate, injure persistently, intimidate, intrude upon, irk, irritate, malign, maltreat, miff, misuse, mock, obsess, offend, oppress, outrage, overburden, overdrive, overrun, overstrain, overtax, overwork, perplex, pester, pique, plague, prey upon, provoke, rankle, shake up, sollicitare, spite, strain, terrorize, torment, trouble, tyrannize, unsettle, upbraid, upset, vex, vexare, victimize, wear down, weigh on
Associated concepts: barratry, employment law, harassing a witness, workplace sexual harassment
See also: annoy, badger, browbeat, discompose, distress, harrow, hector, importune, incense, inflict, intimidate, irritate, mistreat, molest, persecute, perturb, pique, prey, provoke
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They have to change their attitude and the way they dressing and then they can complain if the boys harass them.
They know that they act on their sexual feelings with impunity and so believe that gays will harass and rape them as well.
Men who harass do not do so because they have been taught to.
We urge the owners of hotels, restaurants, apartments, and others who face a problem, to contact us so that we can send around an individual who will report or prevent touts from entering their facilities and harass their customers," Karousos said.
Mayawati should not harass our party members as she has a CBI case pending against her and when we form the next government she will be in trouble," he told the rally.
I suppose it was hard to believe that a law enforcement officer would harass people over a simple kiss.
Instead, these complaints are made to harass the Company and facilitate the issuance of a press release taking the Company to task.
However, he said, it is very unfortunate that laws and regulations are applicable only to harass and suppress Muslims, while the RSS enjoys a free hand to display arms, harass other communities and force them to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.
Regulations are currently in place, or are being developed, that require suspension of marine activities that may injure, kill, or significantly harass whales if they are known to be in the vicinity.
He also urged on Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif to carry action against the responsible officials of Punjab Police by probing the incident, as it was regrettable to harass political personalities in this manner.
I really encourage people to call people on their actions and to stand up for their rights as a human being, Don't allow others to harass you, If you're in a situation where you feel it's the right thing to let someone harass you, then maybe it's right for that time, but realize it's going to be a lot harder to create change.
A report from behind the scenes at Fort Campbell and elsewhere, where the military continues to harass gay and lesbian personnel