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Definition of hassle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hassle

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈhæsl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæsl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hassle
BrE BrE//ˈhæsl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæsl//
 
he / she / it hassles
BrE BrE//ˈhæslz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæslz//
 
past simple hassled
BrE BrE//ˈhæsld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæsld//
 
past participle hassled
BrE BrE//ˈhæsld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæsld//
 
-ing form hassling
BrE BrE//ˈhæslɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæslɪŋ//
 
 
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hassle somebody (for something/to do something) (informal) to annoy somebody or cause them trouble, especially by asking them to do something many times synonym bother Don't keep hassling me! I'll do it later. Your brother’s been hassling me for cash. Word Origin late 19th cent. (originally dialect in the sense ‘hack or saw at’): of unknown origin, perhaps a blend of haggle and tussle.
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