harry

[ har-ee ]
/ ˈhær i /

verb (used with object), har·ried, har·ry·ing.

to harass, annoy, or prove a nuisance to by or as if by repeated attacks; worry: He was harried by constant doubts.
to ravage, as in war; devastate: The troops harried the countryside.

verb (used without object), har·ried, har·ry·ing.

to make harassing incursions.

Origin of harry

before 900; Middle English herien, Old English her(g)ian (derivative of here army); cognate with German verheeren, Old Norse herja to harry, lay waste
Related formsun·har·ried, adjective
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harry

/ (ˈhærɪ) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

(tr) to harass; worry
to ravage (a town, etc), esp in war

Word Origin for harry

Old English hergian; related to here army, Old Norse herja to lay waste, Old High German heriōn
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