beat or run into the ground; go over and over, emphasize, stress, impress in or on [s.o.'s] mind, fix in [s.o.'s] mind, hammer into [s.o.'s] head, drill into [s.o.'s] head, pound or beat into [s.o.'s] head.
4. harp at nag, SI. bug, pester, bother, harass, SI. give [s.o.] a hard time, SI. hassle.
harpy, n. 1. swindler, cheater, cheat, sharper, sharpie, SI shark; mercenary, SI. money-grubber.
2. shrew, virago, termagant, harridan. See - harridan.
harridan, rt. shrew, harpy, virago, termagant, vixen, scold, nag, SI. bitch, fishwife; witch, hellcat, Xanthippe, tartar, SI. battle-ax, spitfire, fury; hag, crone, gorgon, beldam, jade, SI. old bat, SI. old bag, Yiddish. macheshefeh.
harried, adj. 1. besieged, pressured, hard-pressed, put upon; frantic, hectic, agitated, all worked up, overwrought, distraught; at wit's end, up a wall.
2. overworked, overtaxed, overburdened, Inf. swamped, Inf. snowed or snowed under; frazzled, worn out, wearied, exhausted, Si. bushed, Si. beat.
3. harassed, plagued, troubled, worried, distressed, disturbed; annoyed, irritated, exasperated, Inf. hassled, SI. bugged.
harrow, v. 1. rake, plow, hoe, spade, raft, dibble; till, cultivate, delve, dig, turn over, break up.
2. disturb, distress, disconcert, perturb, harry, discompose; dismay, daunt, disquiet, afflict.
3. frighten, terrify, scare, panic; startle, rattle, shake, unnerve, unman, put the fear of God into; horrify, chill, petrify, freeze, make one's blood run cold, make one's hair stand on end.
harry, v. 1. harass, plague, trouble, molest, Brit. chevy; pressure, press [s.o.] hard, get on [s.o.'s] back, put the heat on [s.o.]; weary, exhaust, tire out, wear down, fag out; overwork, overtax, jade, overburden.
2. annoy, vex, bother, pother, worry; gall, chafe, irritate, nettle, pique, irk, roil, exasperate; distress, disturb, harrow, haunt.
3. hector, badger, fret, torment; nag, Inf. hassle, ride, harp at, hound, pester, keep after, SI. bug; bully, intimidate, cow, browbeat, bullyrag, buffalo, push around.
4. ravage, devastate, lay waste, desolate, ruin, lay in ruins; destroy, level, raze, burn, demolish, shatter, wreck.
5. pillage, plunder, rob, despoil, Archaic, spoil, spoliate; maraud, rape, ravish; ransack, sack, loot, gut, fleece, strip, rifle, steal.
harsh, adj. 1. abrupt, brusque, curt, blunt, short, clipped; rude, impolite, discourteous, unmannerly, uncivil, ungracious; crusty, gruff, bluff, bearish, churlish, bad-tempered, choleric, splenetic, morose, surly, sullen, sulky; petulant, peevish, shrewish, waspish, irascible, irritable, touchy, moody, grouchy, thorny, cross; bristling, quarrelsome, peppery, snarling, growling, miserable, bilious, rancorous; tart, acrimonious, bitter, sarcastic, mordant, caustic, sour, acerbic; mean, vulgar, crass, offensive, obnoxious, uncouth, ill-bred, ugly, brutish, doggish, swinish, boorish.
2. grim, severe, austere, stern; stiff, rough, Spartan, stark, stringent; unsparing, unremitting, inexorable, implacable, uncompromising, unbending, inflexible, obdurate; ruthless, merciless, pitiless, cruel, brutal, savage; hard-boiled, cold-blooded, hard-hearted, ironhanded, iron-fisted, iron-hearted; despotic, inquisitorial, tyrannical, abusive, coercive, punitive; distressing, agonizing, afflictive, torturous, tormenting, painful, racking, grinding, biting, cutting; unkind, uncompas-sionate, remorseless, insensitive, unfeeling, unconcerned, inhuman, soulless.
3. desolate, stark, bare, barren, rugged, rough, bleak, waste, wild, inhospitable, empty.