pester or harass (someone), typically in an aggressive or persistent manner.
Example: The crowd was shouting abuse and molesting the two police officers
- harass, harry, hassle, pester, bother, annoy, beset, persecute, torment, roust
- (sexually) abuse, (sexually) assault, interfere with, rape, violate, grope, paw, fondle, ravish
- harry, harass, chevy, plague, beset, hassle, chivy, provoke, chivvy