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haunt

verb [T] uk   /hɔːnt/  us   /hɑːnt/

haunt verb [T] (REPEATEDLY TROUBLE)

B2 to cause repeated suffering or anxiety: Fighting in Vietnam was an experience that would haunt him for the rest of his life. 30 years after the fire he is still haunted by images of death and destruction.
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haunt verb [T] (SPIRIT)

B2 (of a ghost) to appear in a place repeatedly: A ghostly lady is said to haunt the stairway looking for her children.

haunt

noun [C] uk   /hɔːnt/  us   /hɑːnt/
a place often visited: This bar used to be one of your old haunts, didn't it, Jake?
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