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Date: 1100-1200
Language: French
Origin: hanter

haunt

1 verb
     
haunt1 [transitive not in progressive]
1 if 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 to make someone worry or make them sad:
Clare was haunted by the fear that her husband was having an affair.
3 to cause problems for someone over a long period of time:
an error that would come back to haunt them for years to come

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