Pronunciation: (has'ul), [key]
—n., v., -sled, -sling. Informal.
1. a disorderly dispute.
2. a problem brought about by pressures of time, money, inconvenience, etc.: Finding a decent place to have lunch in this neighborhood is always a hassle.
1. to dispute or quarrel: children hassling over who has the most toys.
2. to take time or effort: We don't want to hassle with all that waiting in line.
to bother, annoy, or harass: I'll do the work, so don't hassle me.
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