Meaning of “harass” in the English Dictionary

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harassverb [ T ]

us /həˈræs, ˈhær·əs/

to annoy or trouble someone repeatedly:

He claimed that the police continued to harass foreign journalists.
She felt she was being harassed by the coach’s constant demands.

(Definition of “harass” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"harass" in Business English

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harassverb [ T ]

uk /ˈhærəs, həˈræs/ us

to repeatedly annoy or upset someone over a period of time:

A university psychology professor has been arrested on accusations of using email to harass and torment employees at the school.
be harrassed by sb She complained of being harassed by the press.

(Definition of “harass” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)