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English verb: harry

1. harry (emotion) annoy continually or chronically


SamplesHe is known to harry his staff when he is overworked.
This man harasses his female co-workers.


ExamplesSam cannot harry Sue


Synonymsbeset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, hassle, molest, plague, provoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex


Narrower (hyponym)bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, goad, haze, needle, rag, torment

2. harry (change) make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes


Synonymsravage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin









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