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English definition of “hound”


noun [C] uk   /haʊnd/ us  
a type of dog used for huntingCanines (dogs)


verb [T] uk   /haʊnd/ us  
to chase someone or to refuse to leave someone alone, especially because you want to get something from them: The reporters wouldn't stop hounding her.
Causing feelings of anger and displeasurePursuing
Phrasal verbs
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