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HAUNT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haunt mean? 

HAUNT (noun)
  The noun HAUNT has 1 sense:

1. a frequently visited place

  Familiarity information: HAUNT used as a noun is very rare.


HAUNT (verb)
  The verb HAUNT has 3 senses:

1. follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
2. haunt like a ghost; pursue
3. be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place

  Familiarity information: HAUNT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAUNT (noun)


Sense 1haunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A frequently visited place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

hangout; haunt; stamping ground; resort; repair

Hypernyms ("haunt" is a kind of...):

area; country (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "haunt"):

gathering place (a favorite haunt where people gather)


HAUNT (verb)


Sense 1haunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

haunt; stalk

Context examples:

her ex-boyfriend stalked her / the ghost of her mother haunted her

Hypernyms (to "haunt" is one way to...):

follow; pursue (follow in or as if in pursuit)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2haunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Haunt like a ghost; pursue

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

obsess; haunt; ghost

Context example:

Fear of illness haunts her

Hypernyms (to "haunt" is one way to...):

preoccupy (engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The good news will haunt her
The performance is likely to haunt Sue


Sense 3haunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

frequent; haunt

Context example:

She haunts the ballet

Hypernyms (to "haunt" is one way to...):

travel to; visit (go to certain places as for sightseeing)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "haunt"):

hang out (spend time in a certain location or with certain people)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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