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Definition of haunt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//hɑnt//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they haunt
    he / she / it haunts
    past simple haunted
    -ing form haunting
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  1. 1haunt something/somebody if the ghost of a dead person haunts a place, people say that they have seen it there A headless rider haunts the country lanes. I'll come back to haunt you!
  2. 2haunt somebody if something unpleasant haunts you, it keeps coming to your mind so that you cannot forget it The memory of that day still haunts me. For years she was haunted by guilt.
  3. 3haunt somebody to continue to cause problems for someone for a long time That decision came back to haunt him. She has been haunted by her past during her career.
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