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 for harass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harass \Har"ass\ (h[a^]r"as or h[.a]*r[a^]s"), v. t. [imp. & p.
     p. Harassed (h[a^]r"ast or h[.a]*r[a^]st"); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Harassing.] [F. harasser; cf. OF. harace a basket made of
     cords, harace, harasse,a very heavy and large shield; or
     harer to set (a dog) on.]
     To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts;
     esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause
     to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes
     followed by out.
     [1913 Webster]
           [Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march.
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           Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care. --Addison.
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           Vext with lawyers and harass'd with debt. --Tennyson.
     Syn: To weary; jade; tire; perplex; distress; tease; worry;
          disquiet; chafe; gall; annoy; irritate; plague; vex;
          molest; trouble; disturb; torment.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harass \Har"ass\, n.
     1. Devastation; waste. [Obs.] --Milton.
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     2. Worry; harassment. [R.] --Byron.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his
           staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female
           co-workers" [syn: harass, hassle, harry, chivy,
           chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest,
      2: exhaust by attacking repeatedly; "harass the enemy"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  191 Moby Thesaurus words for "harass":
     abuse, afflict, aggravate, aggrieve, ail, annoy, badger, bait,
     be at, be the matter, beat, bedevil, befoul, beleaguer, beset,
     besiege, bewitch, blight, blockade, bludgeon, bluster,
     bluster out of, bother, bristle, browbeat, brown off, bug,
     bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, burn out, burn up, chevy, chivy,
     complicate matters, concern, condemn, corrupt, cow, crucify, curse,
     damage, debilitate, defile, demoralize, deprave, despoil, destroy,
     devil, disadvantage, discommode, discompose, disserve, distemper,
     distress, disturb, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do in, do up,
     do wrong, do wrong by, dog, doom, dragoon, encircle, encompass,
     enervate, envelop, envenom, exasperate, exercise, exhaust, fag,
     fag out, fash, fatigue, flag, foray, frazzle, fret, get,
     get into trouble, gnaw, gripe, harm, harry, haunt, heckle, hector,
     hex, hound, huff, hunt, hurt, impair, inconvenience, infect,
     injure, intimidate, invest, irk, irritate, jade, jinx, knock out,
     knock up, lay siege to, maltreat, maraud, menace, miff, mistreat,
     molest, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, oppress, outrage, overfatigue,
     overstrain, overtire, overweary, pain, peeve, perplex, persecute,
     perturb, pester, pick at, pick on, pique, plague, play havoc with,
     play hob with, pluck the beard, poison, pollute, poop, poop out,
     pother, prejudice, prostrate, provoke, pursue, put out, put to it,
     puzzle, ride, rile, roil, ruffle, savage, scathe, soften up,
     strain, stress, surround, systematically terrorize, taint, tease,
     terrorize, threaten, tire, tire out, tire to death, torment,
     torture, trouble, try, try the patience, tucker, tweak the nose,
     use up, vex, victimize, violate, weaken, wear, wear down, wear on,
     wear out, weary, wilt, wind, worry, wound, wreak havoc on, wrong

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