verb (used with object), harried, harrying.
to harass, annoy, or prove a nuisance to by or as if by repeated attacks; worry: He was harried by constant doubts.
to ravage, as in war; devastate: The troops harried the countryside.
verb (used without object), harried, harrying.
to make harassing incursions.

before 900; Middle English herien, Old English her(g)ian (derivative of here army); cognate with German verheeren, Old Norse herja to harry, lay waste

unharried, adjective

1. molest, plague, trouble. 2. plunder, strip, rob, pillage.
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harry (ˈhærɪ)
vb , -ries, -rying, -ried
1.  (tr) to harass; worry
2.  to ravage (a town, etc), esp in war
[Old English hergian; related to here army, Old Norse herja to lay waste, Old High German heriōn]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. hergian "make war, lay waste, ravage, plunder," the word used in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" for what the Vikings did to England, from P.Gmc. *kharohan (v.), from *kharjaz "an armed force" (cf. O.E. here, O.N. herr, O.H.G. har, Ger. Heer "host, army"), from PIE root *koro- "war" (cf. Lith. karas
"war, quarrel," karias "host, army;" O.C.S. kara "strife;" M.Ir. cuire "troop;" O.Pers. kara "host, people, army;" Gk. koiranos "ruler, leader, commander").

male personal name, a familiar form of Henry (q.v.). Weekley takes the overwhelming number of Harris, Harrison surnames as evidence that "Harry," not "Henry," was the M.E. pronunciation of Henry. Also cf. Harriet, Eng. equivalent of Fr. Henriette, fem. dim. of Henri. Nautical
slang Harriet Lane "preserved meat" (1896) refers to a famous murder victim whose killer allegedly chopped up her body. The Harris in Harris tweed (1892) is from the name of the southern section of the island of Lewis with Harris in the Outer Hebrides; originally it referred to fabric produced by the inhabitants there, later a proprietary name.
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Example sentences
It is a far cry from the harried exit instructions given during a typical
  hospital discharge.
Certainly not harried interview committee members who barely remember who you
The guests complained, and the hosts looked harried.
Living at the edge of such a lake-if only for a few days-does good things for
  the harried city soul.
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