[ has-uhl ]
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  1. a disorderly dispute.

  2. a problem brought about by pressures of time, money, inconvenience, etc.: Finding a decent place to have lunch in this neighborhood is always a hassle.

verb (used without object),has·sled, has·sling.
  1. to dispute or quarrel: children hassling over who has the most toys.

  2. to take time or effort: We don't want to hassle with all that waiting in line.

verb (used with object),has·sled, has·sling.
  1. to bother, annoy, or harass: I'll do the work, so don't hassle me.

Origin of hassle

First recorded in 1935–40; origin uncertain

Other words for hassle

Other words from hassle

  • un·has·sled, adjective

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How to use hassle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hassle


/ (ˈhæsəl) informal /

  1. a prolonged argument; wrangle

  2. a great deal of trouble; difficulty; nuisance

  1. (intr) to quarrel or wrangle

  2. (tr) to cause annoyance or trouble to (someone); harass

Origin of hassle

C20: of unknown origin

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