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dog, hunting dog, canine, mongrel, cur
informal doggy, pooch, mutt
Australian informal mong, bitzer
1‘she was hounded by the Italian press’
harass, persecute, harry, pester, bother, trouble, annoy, badger, torment, bedevil, keep after
nag, bully, browbeat, chivvy, keep on at, go on at
informal hassle, bug, give someone a hard time
North American informal devil, ride
Australian informal heavy
leave in peace
2‘his opponents used the allegations to hound him out of office’
force, drive, pressure, pressurize, propel, push, urge, coerce, impel, dragoon, strong-arm
informal bulldoze, railroad
British informal bounce
North American informal hustle
3‘he led the race from start to finish but was hounded all the way by Phillips’
pursue, chase, follow, shadow, give chase to, follow on the heels of, be hot on someone's heels
hunt, hunt down, stalk, track, trail
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