Definitions for: Harry

[v] make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
[v] annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"

Webster (1913) Definition: Har"ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harried( ?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Harrying.] [OF. harwen, herien, her[yogh]ien, AS.
hergian to act as an army, to ravage, plunder, fr. here army;
akin to G. here army; akin to G. heer, Icel. herr, Goth.
harjis, and Lith. karas war. Gf. Harbor, Herald,
1. To strip; 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.

2. To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass. --Shak.

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.] --Beau. & Fl.

Synonyms: beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, hassle, molest, plague, provoke, ravage

See Also: annoy, bedevil, bother, chafe, crucify, destroy, devil, dun, frustrate, get at, get to, goad, gravel, irritate, nark, needle, nettle, rag, rile, ruin, torment, vex

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