harried


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har·ry

 (hăr′ē)
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.
2.
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 Indo-European roots.]

harried

(ˈhærɪd)
adj
stressed or harassed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.harried - troubled persistently especially with petty annoyancesharried - troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances; "harassed working mothers"; "a harried expression"; "her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions"; "the vexed parents of an unruly teenager"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"

harried

adjective harassed, worried, troubled, bothered, anxious, distressed, plagued, tormented, hassled (informal), agitated, beset, hard-pressed, hag-ridden harried businessmen scurrying from one office to another
Translations

harried

[ˈhærɪd] ADJ [expression etc] → agobiado, preocupado

harried

[ˈhærid] adj (= harassed) → stressé(e)
References in classic literature ?
They harried his hitherto peaceful domains, smoked out his singing- school by stopping up the chimney, broke into the schoolhouse at night, in spite of its formidable fastenings of withe and window stakes, and turned everything topsy-turvy, so that the poor schoolmaster began to think all the witches in the country held their meetings there.
In addition to all their physical hardships, there was thus a constant strain upon their minds; they were harried all day and nearly all night by worry and fear.
The eyes of the whole harried world would soon be fixed upon this humane and gentle system, and royal butchers would presently begin to disappear; their subjects would fill the vacancies with catlings from our own royal house; we should become a fac- tory; we should supply the thrones of the world; within forty years all Europe would be governed by cats, and we should furnish the cats.
Th' divil's harried off his soul,' he cried, 'and he may hev' his carcass into t' bargin, for aught I care