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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhaunthaunt1 /hɔːnt $ hɒːnt/ ●●○ verb [transitive]  1 GHOSTif the soul of a dead person haunts a place, it appears there often The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former landlord.2 WORRIEDSAD/UNHAPPYto make someone worry or make them sad Clare was haunted by the fear that her husband was having an affair.3 PROBLEMto cause problems for someone over a long period of time an error that would come back to haunt them for years to come→ See Verb table
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hauntPeople say the house is haunted by a former slave.Legends say the building is haunted by ghosts.Yet she, like all Republican members of the House, remains haunted by his presence.The leaders remain haunted by the forces of dissent they ordered the army to crush.The images of these hopeless, hungry people haunted her, filling her with outrage.Memories of the war still haunt her.Memories of blood-red wine and cruelly glinting shards of glass came back to haunt her.The ghosts of retired colonels haunt some of Torquay's menus.The ghost of the murdered prince still haunts the castle.All said the events still haunt them.All your mistakes will come back to haunt you.
haunthaunt2 noun [countable]  PLACEa place that someone likes to go to oftenhaunt of The Café Vienna was a favourite haunt of journalists and actors.
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hauntNaturally a haunt of rugger enthusiasts.Running parallel to Princes Street, this narrow thoroughfare is a convivial haunt full of pubs of character, boutiques and restaurants.On this route you will be able to visit the Wasdale Head Inn, a once favourite haunt of rock climbers.Cafes like "Les Deux Magots" were once the favourite haunts of French artists and intellectuals.Johnson will be revisting all his old haunts in Washington.And there are signs that on one river the otter is already moving back into its old haunts.The other day I went back into the city to walk round some of my old haunts.Last summer, with much excitement, we revisited our old haunt.It is a coastline that can be enjoyed throughout the year and is by no means an exclusively summertime haunt.It was, and is, the haunt of fashionable intellectuals.a local writers' hauntfavourite hauntThe jewel is connected in the legend with the anthill, a favourite haunt of the Cobra.It's a favourite haunt for many backbenchers.A favourite haunt of telly aristocracy is Ilha de Caras-the Island of Faces-a private isle for celebrities.Whilst living at Bedford Gardens he began taking Bobby Hunt around his favourite haunts.They had already out guessed me, by staking out my favourite haunt.My list of favourite haunts is purely personal and certainly not all-embracing.On this route you will be able to visit the Wasdale Head Inn, a once favourite haunt of rock climbers.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyhaunt
he, she, ithaunts
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhaunted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave haunted
he, she, ithas haunted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad haunted
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill haunt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have haunted
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