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Definition of HARRY

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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Harry \Har"ry\ (h[a^]r"r[y^]), prop. n. Harold or Henry; a nickname. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Harry \Har"ry\ (-r[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harried} (-r[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harrying}.] [OE. harwen, herien, her[yogh]ien, AS. hergian to act as an army, to ravage, plunder, fr. here army; akin to G. heer, Icel. herr, Goth. harjis, and Lith. karas war. Cf. {Harbor}, {Herald}, {Heriot}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To strip; to pillage; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land. [1913 Webster]

              To harry this beautiful region.       --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

              A red squirrel had harried the nest of a wood thrush.                               --J. Burroughs. [1913 Webster]

     2. To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass. --Shak.

     Syn: To ravage; plunder; pillage; lay waste; vex; tease; worry; annoy; harass. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "harry":
     aggravate, ambush, annoy, assail, assault, attack, badger, bait, be at, bedevil, beleaguer, beset, besiege, blitz, blockade, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, bushwhack, chivy, come at, come down on, crack down on, descend on, descend upon, devil, discompose, distemper, disturb, dog, encircle, encompass, envelop, exasperate, exercise, fall on, fall upon, fash, foray, fret, gang up on, get, gnaw, go at, go for, gripe, harass, haunt, have at, heckle, hector, hit, hit like lightning, hound, hunt, invest, irk, irritate, jump, land on, lay at, lay hands on, lay into, lay siege to, light into, maraud, miff, molest, mug, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, oppress, peeve, persecute, perturb, pester, pick on, pique, pitch into, plague, pluck the beard, pother, pounce upon, pound, provoke, pursue, ride, rile, roil, ruffle, sail into, set on, set upon, soften up, strike, surprise, surround, swoop down on, take the offensive, tease, torment, try the patience, tweak the nose, upset, vex, victimize, wade into, worry


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