Harass

Harass [ huh'-RAS, HAR-uh's ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to disturb or bother persistently
2. (tr. v.) to torment or persecute
3. (tr. v.) to exhaust by repeated attacks
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The lawyer told him that he should not harass his wife or the court would issue a restraining order against him.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Police officers, pressurised by diversity training, seem to feel duty bound to come down like a ton of bricks on people who express disagreement with the behaviour of some gay rights activists, and members of the public are left feeling harassed and frightened.

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