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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Har·ass v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harassed p. pr. & vb. n. Harassing.]  To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes followed by out.
    [Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march.   --Bacon.
    Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care.   --Addison.
    Vext with lawyers and harass'd with debt.   --Tennyson.
 Syn: -- To weary; jade; tire; perplex; distress; tease; worry; disquiet; chafe; gall; annoy; irritate; plague; vex; molest; trouble; disturb; torment.