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hound

2 verb
     
hound2 [transitive]
1 to keep following someone and asking them questions in an annoying or threatening way [↪ harass]:
After the court case Lee was hounded relentlessly by the press.
2

hound somebody out (of/from something)

to make things so unpleasant for someone that they are forced to leave a place, job etc [= drive out]:
The family were hounded out of their home by 18 months of abuse.

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