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hound

hound

 
pronunciation:
haUnd
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a member of any of various breeds of hunting dogs, esp. one that has short hair, a deep voice, and long, drooping ears.
 
similar words:
basset, beagle, bloodhound, foxhound, greyhound, harrier, wolfhound
definition 2: a dog of any kind.
synonyms:
canine, dog
similar words:
pooch
definition 3: (informal) a person who is enthusiastic about something; addict.
a sports hound
synonyms:
addict, devotee, fanatic, nut
similar words:
enthusiast, fan
definition 4: a contemptible person.
synonyms:
dog
similar words:
blackguard, cad, scoundrel, villain
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hounded, hounding, hounds
definition 1: to pursue or follow relentlessly.
The sheriff hounded the bandits through the desert.
synonyms:
dog, hunt down
similar words:
chase, follow, pursue, trail
definition 2: to continuously harass or nag.
The boy is hounding his parents for a driver's license.
synonyms:
badger, nag, pester
similar words:
annoy, beset, bother, worry
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derivation: hounder (n.)
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