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To Hound Someone

The English idiom to hound someone means to go after, chase or continue to annoy someone over a period of time. For example:

The paparazzi are always
hounding celebrities and their families.
hounded his boss for more information about last month’s disaster.
The President was
hounded by questions about his new economic policies.

In all three of these examples, people are or were hounded, i.e. chased or harassed for one reason or another. The following cnn report looks at a family that was hounded by their dead son’s bank to repay a loan:

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