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hound

noun [C] uk   /haʊnd/ us  
a type of dog used for hunting

hound

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.
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Translations of “hound”
in Korean 사냥개…
in Arabic كَلب صَيد…
in French chien (de mente)…
in Turkish tazı, av köpeği…
in Italian cane da caccia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獵狗, (尤指)獵狐犬…
in Russian охотничья собака, гончая…
in Polish ogar, pies gończy…
in Spanish perro de caza…
in Portuguese cão de caça…
in German der Jagdhund…
in Catalan gos de caça…
in Japanese 猟犬, ハウンド…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猎狗, (尤指)猎狐犬…
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