Meaning of “haunt” in the English Dictionary

"haunt" in British English

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hauntverb [ T ]

uk /hɔːnt/ us /hɑːnt/

hauntnoun [ C ]

uk /hɔːnt/ us /hɑːnt/

a place often visited:

This bar used to be one of your old haunts, didn't it, Jake?

(Definition of “haunt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"haunt" in American English

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hauntverb [ T ]

us /hɔnt, hɑnt/

haunt verb [ T ] (APPEAR)

to often appear somewhere, or to appear to someone in the form of a ghost (= spirit of a dead person)

haunt verb [ T ] (WORRY)

to cause someone to worry or feel anxiety because of being thought about too often:

His experiences in Vietnam still haunt him.

hauntnoun [ C ]

us /hɔnt, hɑnt/

haunt noun [ C ] (PLACE)

a place often visited:

This restaurant was one of our old haunts.

(Definition of “haunt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)