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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How somebody can lose a couple of games and be hounded out of a job is incredible to me.
He understands he won't be hounded by screaming girls as is Roddick, and, with a smile as sinister-looking as his, it is safe to say he won't be chosen for People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World as Gambill was in 2000.
It was nice to see them relax once they realized it was going to be OK and that they would not be hounded,'' she said.