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verb [transitive] haunt pronunciation in British English /hɔːnt/
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present tense
present participlehaunting
past tensehaunted
past participlehaunted

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  1. 1
    if a place is haunted by the spirit of a dead person, some people believe that it appears there
    They say the prison is haunted by the ghosts of the men who died there.
  2. 2
    to make someone feel worried and upset for a long time
    Images from the war still haunt him.
    Caroline was haunted by a fear of cancer.
  3. 3
    to continue to cause problems for a person or organization for a long time
    come back/return to haunt someone: The committee may find their past errors returning to haunt them.


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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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