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harassment

[huh-ras-muh nt, har-uh s-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act or an instance of harassing, or disturbing, pestering, or troubling repeatedly; persecution: She sued her boss for sexual harassment.
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Origin of harassment

Related formso·ver·har·ass·ment, noun
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n.

1753, from harass + -ment.

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