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hounds

noun
plural of hound

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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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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4 a person whose behavior is offensive to others
  • nobody could stand that low-down hound and his penchant for mean-spirited pranks

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hounds

verb
present tense third-person singular of hound

Synonyms & Antonyms of hounds (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to go after or on the track of
  • after the scandal came to light, the politician was hounded by reporters night and day

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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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The first known use of hounds was in the 15th century

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“Hounds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hounds. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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