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harassment

noun
     
har‧ass‧ment [uncountable]
when someone behaves in an unpleasant or threatening way towards you:
African-Americans have been complaining about police harassment for years.
harassment of
Political parties are banned, and harassment of dissidents is commonplace.
sexual/racial harassment (=because of someone's sex or race)
We need effective strategies to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

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