hassle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “hassle” in the English Dictionary

"hassle" in British English

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hasslenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈhæs.l̩/ informal
(a ​situationcausing) ​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 ​bankaccountchanged 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.

hassleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈhæs.l̩/
to ​annoy someone, ​especially by ​repeatedlyasking them something: I'll do it in my own ​time - just ​stop hassling me! [+ to infinitive] The ​childrenkeep hassling me to take them to Disneyland.
(Definition of hassle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hasslenoun [C]

 us   /ˈhæs·əl/ infml
a ​situation that ​causesdifficulty or ​trouble, or an ​argument: Bad ​weather was the ​major hassle during ​ourtrip. I got into a hassle with my ​father about being late.
verb [T]  us   /ˈhæs·əl/
infml The ​kidskeep hassling me about going to Disney ​World.
(Definition of hassle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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