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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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In another incident, children of the deputy high commissioner were stopped while going to school and their driver was harassed, said the sources, adding that the two recent accidents involving vehicles of the high commission were also being considered as 'deliberate acts'.
The 15-year-old girls were being harassed by a man on the L train in Brooklyn, police said according to to (http://pix11.
y The 47-year-old told the Sunday Independent: "I remember complaining to someone about the fact I had been harassed sexually in the working place.
Although police refrained from sharing too many details, they said the report concerned a 15-year-old student who was harassed by her teacher.
The building of the house and its doors were damaged while Kashif, a friend of Ateeq who was present there, was also harassed by the police, they said.
A witness to the murder and a friend of the victim said in court she had accompanied her friend to Cablat village when the defendant, identified as Ramadan "Shouna" Nassar sexually harassed her.
Officials sources told Online here on Monday that armed men accompanied by Sajjad Latif Awan, DG Enforcement at PTA and currently on special duty entered the building of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and harassed the officials however later after strong resistance from PTA officials they flee from the spot.
According to psychologists, women who have been harassed by men usually develop hostile feelings towards them.
also pleaded guilty and confessed that he harassed the 36-year-old woman.
This week, we sadly lost two young men who took their own lives for one unacceptable reason: they were being bullied and harassed because they were openly gay, or believed to be gay.
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THE veil is a mark of separation and defiance against mainstream British culture and women are harassed for wearing them, says Britain's first Muslim peer.