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haunt

haunt

 
 
pronunciation:
hawnt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: haunted, haunting, haunts
definition 1: to inhabit or frequent as a ghost.
It is said that ghosts have haunted the castle since the fifteenth century.
similar words:
ghost
definition 2: to come persistently and painfully to the mind or memory of.
The tragic scene still haunts her.If you kill me, my ghost will haunt you forever.
similar words:
obsess
definition 3: to go to (a place) frequently.
As teenagers, we haunted the mall every weekend.
similar words:
frequent
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part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. pl.) a place one frequents.
This cafe is one of the favorite haunts of writers and artists.He avoided his old haunts and sought company elsewhere.
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