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Definition of hound verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hound

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//haʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haʊnd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hound
BrE BrE//haʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haʊnd//
 
he / she / it hounds
BrE BrE//haʊndz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haʊndz//
 
past simple hounded
BrE BrE//ˈhaʊndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊndɪd//
 
past participle hounded
BrE BrE//ˈhaʊndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊndɪd//
 
-ing form hounding
BrE BrE//ˈhaʊndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊndɪŋ//
 
 
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hound somebody to keep following somebody and not leave them alone, especially in order to get something from them or ask them questions synonym harass They were hounded day and night by the press. The travellers say the police are hounding them. Word Origin Old English hund (in the general sense ‘dog’), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hond and German Hund, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek kuōn, kun- ‘dog’.Extra examples His family accused the media of hounding him to death. She was continually hounded by her fans. She was finally hounded out of her job. I’m constantly being hounded for autographs. The star claims he is being hounded by an obsessed fan. Phrasal Verbshound somebody out (of something)
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