hassle


hassle
01. Registering for courses is such a [hassle], with line-ups, forms to fill out, and all that.
02. The police often seem to [hassle] young people that are just hanging out on the streets with friends.
03. My boss always [hassles] me to work overtime, but I'd rather spend the time with my family and friends.
04. It was a real [hassle] for me to get a credit card because I've never borrowed money from a bank or anything, so I didn't have a credit rating.
05. Every time a pretty girl goes to a nightclub, she gets [hassled] by drunks trying to ask her out.
06. My parents [hassled] me a lot about doing my homework and stuff while I was growing up, but now I'm happy they did because it taught me good study habits.
07. We didn't want the [hassle] of a big wedding, so we got married in our living room, and only invited a small group of family and friends.
08. We had to change classrooms twice during the session; it was a total [hassle].
09. Finding shoes that fit me is a real [hassle] because my feet are quite thin, and one foot is actually almost a size bigger than the other.
10. To maximize your chances of an enjoyable, [hassle]-free holiday, get informed about your destination before you go.
11. I'm sorry to [hassle] you again, but I'm having trouble getting my computer to work, and I was wondering if you could help me.
12. A good guided tour to England will allow you to visit the maximum number of sites with a minimum of [hassle].
13. Renting a car in London is more of a [hassle] than a help for a number of reasons.
14. Daily [hassles] and environmental factors such as noise are important determinants of daily stress.
15. Studies show that the more [hassles] you have to deal with in your daily life, the more likely you will suffer from health problems.
16. Writing a bibliography for a university essay is such a [hassle]. You have to follow this really complicated format and the prof takes off marks for even the tiniest little mistake.

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  • hassle — n. 1. An inconvenience caused by difficulties encountered trying to accomplish a task; as, finding a parking place in midtown is always a hassle. Syn: fuss, trouble, bother. [WordNet 1.5] 2. disorderly fighting; an angry dispute or disturbance.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hassle — v. t. to repeatedly annoy; as, He is known to hassle his staff when he is overworked. Syn: harass, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hassle — v. i. 1. to dispute or quarrel, often over petty disagreements. [PJC] 2. To expend excessive time and energy trying to accomplish a task. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hassle — (n.) 1945, Amer.Eng., perhaps from U.S. Southern dialectal hassle to pant, breathe noisily (1928), of unknown origin; or perhaps from hatchel to harass (1800), which may be a variant of HAZEL (Cf. hazel), the name of the plant that furnished… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hassle — [n] problem, fight altercation, argument, bickering, bother, clamor, commotion, difficulty, disagreement, dispute, inconvenience, quarrel, row, run in*, squabble, struggle, trial, trouble, try, tumult, turmoil, tussle, uproar, upset, whirl,… …   New thesaurus

  • hassle — ☆ hassle [has′əl ] n. [< ?] Informal 1. a heated argument; squabble 2. a troublesome situation vi. hassled, hassling Informal to have a hassle vt. Slang to annoy, harass, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Hassle — (coord|59|21|N|15|22|E|) is a location in Närke, Sweden, where a Celtic treasure was found in 1936.It comprises a large bronze cauldron which contained two Bronze Age swords of the Hallstatt type, a pommel of bronze, two bronze buckets with ciste …   Wikipedia

  • hassle — informal ► NOUN 1) irritating inconvenience. 2) deliberate harassment. ► VERB ▪ harass; pester. ORIGIN originally a dialect word meaning «hack or saw at», of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • hassle — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ legal ▪ They faced interminable legal hassles if they wanted to claim compensation. VERB + HASSLE ▪ get, have ▪ I started to get all this hassle from my boss about …   Collocations dictionary

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