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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).
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to worry or distress (a person)to cause (a person) to be afflicted by nightmares
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v.t. -rode, -rid•den, -rid•ing.
to afflict with worry, dread, or the like; torment; bedevil.
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