September 13, 2014 – Word of the Day: hassle
If something causes trouble for you, it might be a hassle to deal with the problem. When used as a noun, a hassle is usually a small problem, but if you use the word as a verb, the problem could be large or small.
These sentences use "hassle" as a noun:
- Filing the necessary paperwork with the government is a big hassle.
- It’s too much of a hassle to drive all the way downtown just to get something to eat. Let’s find a restaurant around here.
- Dealing with salespeople can be a hassle.
- Going through security at the airport is a hassle.
- Why does this have to be such a big hassle?
Going to court to solve a dispute can be a hassle.
These sentences and questions use "hassle" as a verb:
- Why are the police hassling those people?
- Ron’s parents hassled him about staying out late last night.
- Lakeisha’s boss is hassling her at work. He doesn’t like the way she does her job.
- Why are you hassling me?
- Please, don’t hassle me.
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