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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Director of civil rights group Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, said: "I am troubled by reports from Mr Coulbeck's friends that he was hounded by the FBI.