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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 haunt /ˈhɔnt, ˈhɑnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Haunt v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Haunting.]
 1. To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon.
    You wrong me, sir, thus still to haunt my house.   --Shak.
    Those cares that haunt the court and town.   --Swift.
 2. To inhabit or frequent as a specter; to visit as a ghost or apparition; -- said of spirits or ghosts, especially of dead people; as, the murdered man haunts the house where he died.
    Foul spirits haunt my resting place.   --Fairfax.
 3. To practice; to devote one's self to. [Obs.]
    That other merchandise that men haunt with fraud . . . is cursed.   --Chaucer.
    Leave honest pleasure, and haunt no good pastime.   --Ascham.
 4. To accustom; to habituate. [Obs.]
    Haunt thyself to pity.   --Wyclif.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Haunt, v. i. To persist in staying or visiting.
    I've charged thee not to haunt about my doors.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Haunt, n.
 1. A place to which one frequently resorts; as, drinking saloons are the haunts of tipplers; a den is the haunt of wild beasts.
 Note:In Old English the place occupied by any one as a dwelling or in his business was called a haunt.
 Note: Often used figuratively.
 The household nook,
 The haunt of all affections pure.   --Keble.
    The feeble soul, a haunt of fears.   --Tennyson.
 2. The habit of resorting to a place. [Obs.]
    The haunt you have got about the courts.   --Arbuthnot.
 3. Practice; skill. [Obs.]
    Of clothmaking she hadde such an haunt.   --Chaucer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a frequently visited place [syn: hangout, resort, repair,
           stamping ground]
      v 1: follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to;
           "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother
           haunted her" [syn: stalk]
      2: haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her"
         [syn: obsess, ghost]
      3: be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; "She
         haunts the ballet" [syn: frequent]