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Hound

To hound a person is to persecute him, or rather to set on persons to annoy him, as hounds are let from the slips at a hare or stag.

“As he who only lets loose a greyhound out of the slip is said to hound him at the hare.” —Bramhall.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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