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harass - vocabulary

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To bother continually; to torment, usually with troubles or cares; to pester.

Note: You may pronounce it either way, with the accent on the first syllable or the last. In American English, the better pronunciation accents the second syllable.

Here is a fairly simple proposition: Women should never be subjected to sexual harassment anywhere. That includes state property. Yet crowds of men continue to harass women at Jets’ games in the Meadowlands sports complex.

—“Zero Tolerance on Harassment” New York Times, December 16, 2007

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