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Noun: hassle  ha-sul
Usage: informal
  1. Something annoying or fiddly that takes some time to do
    "it was a bit of a hassle";
    - faff [Brit, informal], bother
     
  2. An angry disturbance
    - fuss, trouble, bother, stink [informal], shindy [informal]
     
  3. Disorderly fighting
    - scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumble
Verb: hassle  ha-sul
Usage: informal
  1. Annoy continually or chronically
    "This man hassles his female co-workers";
    - harass, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy [non-standard], beset, plague, molest, provoke

Derived forms: hassled, hassles, hassling

See also: carry-on [Brit, informal], commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha [informal], hoo-hah [informal], hurly burly, kerfuffle [Brit, informal], song and dance [Brit, informal], to-do [informal]

Type of: annoy, bother, chafe, combat, devil, disturbance, fight, fighting, get at [informal], get to, gravel [US], irritate, nark [Brit, slang], nettle, perturbation, rag, rile, roil [N. Amer], scrap, tick off [informal], vex

Encyclopedia: Hassle