Definition Of harry

verb

persistently carry out attacks on (an enemy or an enemy's territory).

The king's adoption of Danish tactics in the winter of 878, such as his use of strongholds and small mobile raiding parties to harry the lands of his enemies, was forced upon him by immediate circumstances.

Example Of harry

  • Andy Lawrie harried Clyde goalkeeper Bryn Halliwell sufficiently in the very opening assault to earn the first of two rapid corners.

  • ‘All those years later we were still being harried by red tape and Turkish customs and coastguards,’ Dobson recalls.

  • Fabrizio Ravanelli had been impressive harrying the home defenders but had contributed little in attack until he took possession on the right touchline.

  • Flying columns harried rebel territory throughout late November, and on 5 December the remnants of the peasant army were surrounded at Hasselt.

  • He continued to attack, harry and chase every ball and was rewarded late on with a dramatic Golden Goal.


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