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English definition of “haunt”

haunt

verb [T]  /hɔnt, hɑnt/ us  

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.

haunt

noun [C]  /hɔnt, hɑnt/ us  

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)
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