verb (used with object)
Origin of harass
Examples from the Web for harass
Women are coming together online to shame men who harass and abuse them.Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve|Samantha Allen|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But airstrikes now would only serve to harass, not defeat, ISIS.
We may not be able to stop men from wanting to harass women but Internet technologies can easily be rebuilt.
The poster asked people to harass Zelich by cellphone and email.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases|Michael Daly|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We heard occasionally the police would come in and harass everyone.Private Birthday Party: A Look at Kansas City’s Long Lost Drag Queens|Erin Cunningham|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Would that you could make up matters as easily with those who harass you and disturb the Church!Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
The best Mosby could do was to launch small raiding parties to harass the work of destruction.Rebel Raider|H. Beam Piper
The natives at once decided to harass the wounded in their retreat.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
They had likewise ravaged the neighboring country, and filled up the cisterns so as to harass the besiegers as much as possible.
This psalmist is aware that there are problems which he cannot solve by reason, and which might be permitted to harass his soul.The Assyrian and Hebrew Hymns of Praise|Charles Gordon Cumming
Word Origin for harass
1610s, from French harasser "tire out, vex," possibly from Old French harer "set a dog on," and perhaps blended with Old French harier "to harry, draw, drag" [Barnhart]. Originally "to lay waste, devastate," sense of "distress" is from 1650s. Related: Harassed; harassing.