hassled


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has·sle

 (hăs′əl) Informal
n.
1. An argument or a fight.
2. Trouble; bother.
v. has·sled, has·sling, has·sles
v.intr.
To argue or fight: customers hassling with merchants over high prices.
v.tr.
To bother or harass: street gangs hassling passersby.

[From American dialectal (Southeast) hassle, to pant (as from exertion), perhaps of imitative origin or akin to British dialectal hassle, to hack at, saw away at with a blunt blade.]
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