Harry - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhæri|  American pronunciation of the word harry
Brit.  |ˈhari|  British pronunciation of the word harry

verb

- annoy continually or chronically(syn: beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, hassle, molest, plague, provoke)

He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked

- make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes (syn: ravage)

Examples

Till midnight they were harried by torpedo attacks.

In the last month of life, she was harried by devout visitors.

He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked

When Harry went to sea, his things were boxed up and put in the storeroom.

His family are most unkind to Harry, always crying him down.

He could not well ease himself by cursing and swearing at Harry.

Harry and I have been going over old letters.

Harry loosened his grip momentarily and Anna wriggled free.

To make the campaign was the dearest wish of Harry's life.

She will look after Harry, I'm quite sure - she's a pushover for babies.

Harry can be very charming.

Harry chortled with delight.

Harry caught the fish and cleaned them himself.

Harry climbed the stairs.

Harry usually closes the store completely when he goes on vacation.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: harry
he/she/it: harries
present participle: harrying
past tense: harried
past participle: harried
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