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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
References in periodicals archive ?
'It is really unfortunate that women get harassed. Everyone in society should come forward to root out this emerging evil social practice,' he said.
Sudhir Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police (SSP) said, "An FIR has been registered against a girl and two boys who mentally harassed the boy who later committed suicide.
When an officer asked the man if he had harassed sea turtles while snorkeling around Xiaoliuqiu, his female companion first spoke for him and said, "We did not see any turtles." The man then said that he had seen a turtle, but claimed he did not touch it and said, "When it swam toward me, I ran away quickly."
It is worth mentioning here that the Pakistan High Commission's guests were also harassed at Pakistan Day ceremony on March 23 by India.
I'm convinced we are being harassed because we support Mayor Osmena,' said Cabriana, who took a leave of absence due to concerns about his safety.
Police want to speak to this man after a woman was harassed
In a video message, Jay said she has identified the men who harassed her; however, she wishes to withdraw her plea filed against them.
In April, last year, Shafi on Twitter alleged that fellow musician and actor Zafar had sexually harassed her on multiple occasions.
"The son of Chief Justice Bersamin had an argument with the vendor after his wife Bianca told him that she was harassed by the vendor when she declined to buy," Ines said.
"The Chief Justice's son argued with the vendor after the latter harassed his wife," the police report read.
He said earlier also, Kashmiri students studying in different colleges and universities, throughout India, have been attacked, harassed and humiliated and most of them had to abandon their studies and return home.
Question is how women can stay away from their relatives having blood relation with them from being harassed. Heart weeps when come to know about such unpleasing incidents.