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To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
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“Last week we witnessed two fine examples of the extent to which anti-smoking zealots will go in order to hound and persecute smokers.”
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Present participle for to cause anguish or distress to
“They have been persecuted for their beliefs.”
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Present participle for to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Present participle for to deter or cause to feel fear, especially by threats of violence
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Present participle for to inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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Present participle for to press again
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Present participle for punish severely
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Present participle for to verbally criticize harshly, especially with insulting language
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