One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘after the battle, they harried the retreating enemy’
attack, assail, assault, maraud, ravage, devastate, wreak havoc on
plunder, rob, sack, ransack, raid, pillage, lay waste to
rare depredate, reave, spoliate
2‘the government is being mercilessly harried by a new lobby’
harass, hound, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, put pressure on, lean on, keep on at, go on at, chivvy, bedevil, torment, pester, bother, disturb, worry, annoy, badger, nag, plague, persecute, molest
informal hassle, bug, give someone a hard time, drive someone round the bend, drive someone up the wall, be in someone's hair, get on someone's back, breathe down someone's neck
British informal drive someone round the twist
leave in peace
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