To Ha'rass. v.a. [harasser, French, from harasse, a heavy buckler, according to Du Cauge.] To weary; to fatigue; to tire with labour and uneasiness.
These troops came to the army but the day before, harassed with a long and wearisome march. Bacon's War with Spain.
Our walls are thinly mann'd, our best men slain;
The rest, an heartless number, spent with watching,
And harass'd out with duty. Dryden's Spanish Fryar.
Nature oppress'd, and harass'd out with care,
Sinks down to rest. Addison's Cato.