hagride


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hag·ride

 (hăg′rīd′)
tr.v. hag·rode (-rōd′), hag·rid·den (-rĭd′n), hag·rid·ing, hag·rides
To torment or harass, especially with worry or dread: "a man hagridden by the future—haunted by visions of an imminent heaven or hell upon earth" (C.S. Lewis).

hagride

(ˈhæɡˌraɪd)
vb (tr)
to worry or distress (a person)to cause (a person) to be afflicted by nightmares

hag•ride

(ˈhægˌraɪd)

v.t. -rode, -rid•den, -rid•ing.
to afflict with worry, dread, or the like; torment; bedevil.
[1655–65]
hag′rid`er, n.
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From then on the Hoo-Doo cowboy would hagride the night holding the horn of the lone green horse.