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Meaning of HARRY

Pronunciation:  'haree

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

HARRY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Har"ry\, v. i.
    To make a predatory incursion; to plunder or lay waste.
    [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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