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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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They were hounding us when they could not get hold of him.
We are getting steam-rollered and they are hounding us smokers into oblivion.
This gives the message to the public that their anxieties about the companies hounding us are not taken seriously and the companies themselves are offered reassurance that they can carry on operating without any fear of detection.
I think we've had a rocky start with the media that's been hounding us, and unfortunately not telling the good stories.
Be angry instead with all the loan and credit companies hounding us to take out loans.
He said: ``All the press have been hounding us trying to get pictures and statements.
The Child Support Agency is hounding us for pounds 5,000 arrears, yet my youngest son is now aged 17, and working.
He replied: ``It's just really hard because all the press have been hounding us trying to get pictures and statements.
When we hit the post near the end, I thought: `Oh no, here we go - that bad luck is still hounding us,'' he said.
There's no need for that at the Q-School and I felt they were hounding us.