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hound someone

1. To hunt, chase, or pursue someone relentlessly. Police hounded the suspect for days, pursuing him as far as the border to Mexico, where he was finally arrested.
2. To badger, hector, or pester someone, especially persistently or relentlessly. I wish my boss would stop hounding me about that report. The press hounded the president about the country's involvement in the foreign war.
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He would hound us to death, he said--then he said if I would--if I--we would all of us be sure of work--always.
Yesterday, he said: "People want to hound us out of our home.
According to "Deep Space Nine" executive producer Michael Piller, Roddenberry believed that 23rd-century humans would have evolved beyond "the petty jealousies and character flaws that hound us in the 20th.
One said: "On the one hand they hound us and take us to court, but on the other they are happy to tax our earnings.
Knowing that someone was going to hound us for that first photo-and was going to profit immensely for doing it-I just couldn't live with it," Pitt says.
We didn't want to go through a tabloid a we just wanted to let it out so paparazzi would stop trying to hound us.
No one wants to stay with this country and that's why the intelligence agencies hound us," the Christian Science Monitor quotes Jan, as saying.
Doctors, nutritionists, the government and gurus hound us but still, most Americans don't eat enough vegetables.
Yet the denial of opportunity, the loss of a military family in which service members have the deepest pride, and the McCarthyite tactics used to hound us out of the armed forces--these things only scratch the surface of the national tragedy known as "don't ask, don't tell.
Unlike poor Stephen Lewis, most of us wriggle free somehow, long before the terror of scary demand letters and phone calls hound us to suicide.
JP doesn't hound us at all, but we hope to challenge Martin Pipe one day.
There is a need for us to clarify some questions that continue to hound us and in the process find the appropriate remedial measures,'' he told Kyodo News in an interview.
When questioned on the apparent bias sensed by Muslims in media's approach toward the issue, he replied: "Some sections of electronic media are trying to hound us, castigate us by presenting only a negative image about Muslims (as terrorists).
We have to hound the media like they hound us when they sniff a story.
An official at the town government in Genkai, Saga Prefecture, in which the Genkai nuclear plant is located, said, ''Anxieties have continued to hound us, despite the frequent assurances from the plant's officials about the plant's safety and the absence of health risks.