- 1. noun /ˈhæsl/a) Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.
I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.2. verb /ˈhæsl/a) To trouble, to bother, to annoy.
The unlucky boy was hassled by a gang of troublemakers on his way home.b) To pick a fight or start an argument.
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hassle — n. 1. An inconvenience caused by difficulties encountered trying to accomplish a task; as, finding a parking place in midtown is always a hassle. Syn: fuss, trouble, bother. [WordNet 1.5] 2. disorderly fighting; an angry dispute or disturbance.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hassle — v. t. to repeatedly annoy; as, He is known to hassle his staff when he is overworked. Syn: harass, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hassle — v. i. 1. to dispute or quarrel, often over petty disagreements. [PJC] 2. To expend excessive time and energy trying to accomplish a task. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hassle — (n.) 1945, Amer.Eng., perhaps from U.S. Southern dialectal hassle to pant, breathe noisily (1928), of unknown origin; or perhaps from hatchel to harass (1800), which may be a variant of HAZEL (Cf. hazel), the name of the plant that furnished… … Etymology dictionary
hassle — [n] problem, fight altercation, argument, bickering, bother, clamor, commotion, difficulty, disagreement, dispute, inconvenience, quarrel, row, run in*, squabble, struggle, trial, trouble, try, tumult, turmoil, tussle, uproar, upset, whirl,… … New thesaurus
hassle — ☆ hassle [has′əl ] n. [< ?] Informal 1. a heated argument; squabble 2. a troublesome situation vi. hassled, hassling Informal to have a hassle vt. Slang to annoy, harass, etc … English World dictionary
Hassle — (coord|59|21|N|15|22|E|) is a location in Närke, Sweden, where a Celtic treasure was found in 1936.It comprises a large bronze cauldron which contained two Bronze Age swords of the Hallstatt type, a pommel of bronze, two bronze buckets with ciste … Wikipedia
hassle — informal ► NOUN 1) irritating inconvenience. 2) deliberate harassment. ► VERB ▪ harass; pester. ORIGIN originally a dialect word meaning «hack or saw at», of unknown origin … English terms dictionary
hassle — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ legal ▪ They faced interminable legal hassles if they wanted to claim compensation. VERB + HASSLE ▪ get, have ▪ I started to get all this hassle from my boss about … Collocations dictionary
hassle — 01. Registering for courses is such a [hassle], with line ups, forms to fill out, and all that. 02. The police often seem to [hassle] young people that are just hanging out on the streets with friends. 03. My boss always [hassles] me to work… … Grammatical examples in English
hassle — I n. struggle a hassle to + inf. (it was a hassle to get a visa = it was a hassle getting a visa) II v. (D; tr.) to hassle about, over * * * [ hæs(ə)l] over (D; tr.) to hassle about [ struggle ] a hassle to + inf. (it was a hassle to get a visa … Combinatory dictionary