Adjective "haunt" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(of a ghost) manifest itself at (a place) regularly.
  1. 'Establishing that the terrain is haunted with ghosts from the past is an effective strategy for the eventual release of the spirits.'
  2. 'Philip Franks's production is set on a deserted seaside pier haunted by the ghosts of circus clowns.'
  3. 'The landlord claims the pub, which dates back to 1706, is haunted by two ghosts.'
  4. 'It reminded me of The Blair Witch Project - a group of researchers take over a spooky old house and discover that one room appears to be haunted by the ghost of a screaming maid.'
  5. 'This was a place of horror and hysteria, supposedly haunted by ghosts and witches.'
  6. 'Seeing a while light move above the mirror and across the ceiling, she thinks it is a ghost or the dead spirit of Mr. Reed haunting the room, troubled from the grave.'
  7. 'In one of only two conversations in the entire film, a pensive, well dressed man warns the tourist that the theatre is haunted by ghosts, a beautiful, sad description of the dwindled audience.'
  8. 'Someone shouted that a teenage ghost haunted the place.'
  9. 'Sometimes Phyconos would wonder if the spirits of the plague victims still haunt the town in which the vampires lived.'
  10. 'Even holding the week at his mansion, with the stories of his dead wife haunting the place, added to the mysterious feel of the week.'
  11. 'he haunts street markets'
  12. 'When the upper classes aren't at the theatre they're haunting the well-heeled suburbs of Belgrano, Recoleta and Retiro.'
  13. 'From morning to evening, people haunt the sabhas in search for the perfect voice - and the crunchiest vadai.'
  14. 'It even seems to be straying into lurid, B-movie territory as we enter an all too familiar asylum where the patients haunt the corridors, drugged or demented.'
  15. 'It was thought all last summer that some such wild creature was haunting the locality, for plenty of half-eaten eel and partly devoured trout were found at different times up and down the banks.'
  16. 'The map indicates the places most densely haunted by thieves in Shanghai in an effort to help people prevent thefts.'
  17. 'The scenes he saw then haunted him for the rest of his life.'
  18. 'The town coroner, Horace is a nervous, businesslike man who is haunted by the people who died in his medical care during the war.'
  19. 'Leiton escaped injury but is haunted by his sister's death.'
  20. 'His gloomy presence haunted her mind once more and she shut her eyes, trying to shut the memories of him away.'
  21. 'Loren is haunted by the daughter she gave up, who has since grown up to become a famous artist.'
  22. 'I wrote a short story a good few months ago and my main character haunts me, I'm kind of in love with her (very narcissistic because in a way she is me).'
  23. 'Here Amabelle finds a sort of happiness, still haunted by her parents' death, but comforted by her bond with Sebastien.'
  24. 'I hadn't even given my old home a thought during the last two months - I'd had too many things to worry about without my brother's death haunting my mind.'
  25. 'She cowered in a dark corner crying for the rest of the night, the scary sight still haunting her nervous mind.'
  26. 'Some tracks stand out so much that they will haunt you for days (Bread is a great example of it).'
  27. 'cities haunted by the shadow of cholera'
  28. 'Although the Cold War ended more than a decade ago, its impact continues to haunt the international community to this day.'
  29. 'Monroe would continue to haunt his life and career.'
  30. 'Were the Socialists in London responsible for the problems that later came to plague the fledgling state of Pakistan and continue to haunt it to this day?'
  31. 'Ever since, the legacy of Helen has haunted Western civilisation, and especially that half of it made up of women.'
  32. 'After all, mass murder and serial killers haunt the modern psyche too.'
  33. 'Meanwhile, crises continue to haunt their precarious families, and recurring small loans further perpetuate their servitude.'
  34. 'The ICC need to move beyond being ‘gutless wonders’ on this issue, otherwise the issue will fester and continue to haunt the game.'
  35. 'Millwall continue to be haunted by their troubled past and face making their European debut against Ferencvaros tomorrow in front of banks of empty seats at the New Den.'
  36. 'One issue that could continue to haunt the government is the downgrading of cannabis to a class-C drug.'
  37. 'These refugees have not given up their intent to return to their motherland nor are they at the liberty of returning to it as long as terror and violence continue to haunt the valley.'


A place frequented by a specified person.
  1. '‘It's weird to go back to all my old haunts,’ he said.'
  2. 'This is a favourite haunt of buskers and artists, hanging out amid the theatres and restaurants in a manner reminiscent of Paris.'
  3. 'They get out of jail only to look for a place to sleep - a shelter, a park and perhaps a reconnection with the old haunts that got them in jail in the first place.'
  4. 'They've only been there 5 months, and rather than them giving us the tour of their new area, I gave them the tour, and introduced them to all my old haunts.'
  5. 'The Prince visited the Royal Oak pub on a visit to the picturesque North Yorkshire market town in 1994 and it seems he was keen to revisit his old haunts on today's trip.'
  6. 'Before the 19th century, Loch Lomond and its environs, the Trossachs, wasn't the tourist haunt it is today.'
  7. 'Yet he wasn't about to abandon old haunts, any more than old friends.'
  8. 'It was one of my old haunts when I was a frequent visitor to New York, working on a novel with underlife scenes on the streets of Brooklyn.'
  9. 'A few weeks ago I had a hankering for my old haunts and I dragged Fred over to San Francisco's version of Italy for a leisurely afternoon brunch.'
  10. 'Instead, I keep going back to my old haunts, hoping to rekindle an ebbing flame.'

More definitions

1. to visit habitually or appear to frequently as a spirit or ghost: to haunt a house; to haunt a person.

2. to recur persistently to the consciousness of; remain with: Memories of love haunted him.

3. to visit frequently; go to often: He haunted the galleries and bars that the artists went to.

4. to frequent the company of; be often with: He haunted famous men, hoping to gain celebrity for himself.

5. to disturb or distress; cause to have anxiety; troubl

More examples(as adjective)

"guilts can be haunt for months."

"eyes can be haunt in faces."

"guilts can be haunt."

"eyes can be haunt."


Middle English (in the sense ‘frequent (a place’)): from Old French hanter, of Germanic origin; distantly related to home.