- 1harry somebody to annoy or upset somebody by continuously asking them questions or for something synonym harass She has been harried by the press all week. The superintendent sent him to harry the forensic lab over the blood tests.
- 2harry somebody/something to make repeated attacks on an enemy synonym harass They harried the retreating army. Word Origin Old English herian, hergian, of Germanic origin, probably influenced by Old French harier, in the same sense.
BrE BrE//ˈhæri//; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæri//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they harry
BrE BrE//ˈhæri//; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæri//he / she / it harries
BrE BrE//ˈhæriz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæriz//past simple harried
BrE BrE//ˈhærid//; NAmE NAmE//ˈhærid//past participle harried
BrE BrE//ˈhærid//; NAmE NAmE//ˈhærid//-ing form harrying
BrE BrE//ˈhæriɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæriɪŋ//