Definition for HAUNT

HAUNT, v.t. [Fr. hanter; Arm. hantein or henti.]

  1. To frequent; to resort to much or often, or to be much about; to visit customarily. Celestial Venus haunts Idalia's groves. Pope.
  2. To come to frequently; to intrude on; to trouble with frequent visits; to follow importunately. You wrong me, Sir, thus still to haunt my house. Shak. Those cares that haunt the court and town. Swift.
  3. It is particularly applied to specters or apparitions, which are represented by fear and credulity as frequenting or inhabiting old, decayed, and deserted houses. Foul spirits haunt my resting place. Fairfax.

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