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hassle

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈhæs.l̩/ informal us  
(a situation causing) difficulty or trouble: I can't face the hassle of moving again. My boss has been giving me a lot of hassle this week. It's one of the few bars that women can go to and not get any hassle from men. It was such a hassle trying to get my bank account changed that I nearly gave up. I should have taken it back to the shop but I just didn't think it was worth (all) the hassle.

hassle

verb [T] uk   /ˈhæs.l̩/ us  
to annoy someone, especially by repeatedly asking them something: I'll do it in my own time - just stop hassling me! [+ to infinitive] The children keep hassling me to take them to Disneyland.
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