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hound

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1 a domestic mammal that is related to the wolves and foxes
  • In the yard an old hound greeted us with a single bark.
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canine, dog, doggy (or doggie), pooch, tyke (also tike)

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2 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something
  • A camera hound even before the baby arrived, he's now become obsessive.
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hound

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1 to go after or on the track of
  • The actress was hounded by reporters night and day.
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run after

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2 to subject (someone) to constant scoldings and sharp reminders
  • kept hounding his mother to let him drive her car until she gave in
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pick at

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bait, badger, heckle, hector, chivy, hound mean to harass by efforts to break down. bait implies wanton cruelty or delight in persecuting a helpless victim.
    • baited the chained dog
badger implies pestering so as to drive a person to confusion or frenzy.
    • badgered her father for a car
heckle implies persistent annoying or belligerent interruptions of a speaker.
    • drunks heckled the stand-up comic
hector carries an implication of bullying and domineering.
    • football players hectored by their coach
chivy suggests persecution by teasing or nagging.
    • chivied the new student mercilessly
hound implies unrelenting pursuit and harassing.
    • hounded by creditors


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