Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hassle”

See all translations

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.
(Definition of hassle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hassle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hassle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More