Har·ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harried p. pr. & vb. n. Harrying.]
1. To strip; to pillage; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land.
To harry this beautiful region. --W. Irving.
A red squirrel had harried the nest of a wood thrush. --J. Burroughs.
2. To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass.
Syn: -- To ravage; plunder; pillage; lay waste; vex; tease; worry; annoy; harass.
Har·ry, v. i. To make a predatory incursion; to plunder or lay waste. [Obs.]
v 1: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his
staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his
female co-workers" [syn: harass, hassle, chivy, chivvy,
chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke]
2: make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in
wartimes [syn: ravage]