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English definition of “harass”

harass

verb [T]     /ˈhærəs, həˈræs/
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.
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