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hound

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals, Other sports, Pets
houndhound1 /haʊnd/ noun [countable]  1 HBADSOa dog that is fast and has a good sense of smell, used for hunting2 HBADHP informal a dog
Examples from the Corpus
houndThe carcass is then pulled apart, but that is a natural thing for hounds to do.Hark! her hounds are baying through the town.A gangling mixed breed of Labradors and mongrel hounds and terriers.I have been informed that this once happened, with the death of a number of hounds.After a mile or two they passed an old farmer and asked him if he had seen Sir Hugo and the hounds.Soon after, came the hounds.
houndhound2 verb [transitive]  1 FOLLOWto keep following someone and asking them questions in an annoying or threatening wayharass After the court case, Lee was hounded relentlessly by the press.2 hound somebody out (of/from something)→ See Verb table
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houndBBut Porter was hounded by death threats from the moment he took office.She had been hounded by her ex-boyfriend for months.Nehru was also hounded by part of the press led by the Daily Express, almost to the day of his death.The couple found themselves hounded by photographers as they left the church.Boorda would have been hounded by questions from reporters.Indeed, some expect Clinton to be hounded even after he leaves office.And now that Soo-Il no longer enjoyed the power of his office, creditors were not afraid to hound him.There the Dark Elves had been demoralised by the Witch King's defeat and hounded relentlessly by guerilla forces.You really think it's the police who've been hounding us?
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Verb table
hound
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhound
he, she, ithounds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhounded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hounded
he, she, ithas hounded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hounded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hound
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hounded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hounding
he, she, itis hounding
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you, we, theyare hounding
Past
I, he, she, itwas hounding
you, we, theywere hounding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hounding
he, she, ithas been hounding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hounding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hounding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hounding
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