tr.v. har·ried, har·ry·ing, har·ries
1. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass. See Synonyms at harass.
a. To attack or raid, as in war: Vikings harrying the coast.
b. To force along, as by attacks or blows: "Blue jays were chasing a squirrel, harrying the creature from tree to tree" (Paul Theroux).
3. To batter or buffet. Used of the wind or storms: The wind harried the trees.
[Middle English harien, from Old English hergian; see koro- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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