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verb [transitive]     harass pronunciation in American English
/ˈherəs/    harass pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleharassing
past tenseharassed
past participleharassed
  1. 1
    to keep annoying or upsetting someone, for example by criticizing them, attacking them, or treating them in a way that is offensive to them

    The men were trying to harass the terrified refugees.

    sexually harass someone (=treat them in a way that is sexually offensive):

    Connors is alleged to have sexually harassed three women at the conference.


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