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Implies a nagging, irritating presence, often evoking frustration in the targeted person. SlideHe'd harry me for attention, turning what was once endearing into something exhausting.
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Suggests a continuous or repeated action rather than a single, isolated event. SlideEven at the party, she found herself harried by work calls.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Can be used metaphorically to describe non-physical bother, such as thoughts or feelings. SlideWorries about the future harried him day and night.