hound someone

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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Is it appropriate to hound someone out of their position or is it appropriate to react in the way UCL did and ask someone to resign or threaten to sack them?
By this strategy, candidates can draw fire from liberals (or conservatives) and wait for the other ideological camp to reflexively spring to their defense--insisting that barbs from David Letterman, of all things, can hound someone from politics.