be hounded (by someone or something)

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be hounded (by someone or something)

To be pursued, chased, badgered, or pestered (by someone or something), especially persistently or relentlessly. The president was hounded by the media about the country's involvement in the foreign war. I'm sick of being hounded by you to finish this assignment. The suspect was hounded by police for days, being pursued as far as the border before he was finally arrested.
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The Dublin pop guru has increased security ahead of tonight's live ITV1 show after being hounded by someone sending letters to his London hotel.
Trude, who writes a column for the Sunday Mail - the Daily Record's sister paper - has also been hounded by someone who makes obscene calls from a telephone box in Yorkshire.