haunt (verb) past tense: haunted LISTEN
Haunt means ‘to visit frequently.’
- The ghost of the evil woman haunted the castle.
- Tom and his friends haunt the bars in that neighborhood every weekend.
Haunt also means ‘to distress frequently.’
- Memories of my youth haunt me to this day.
- The politician's early speeches haunted him during the election campaign.
Don't confuse it with
hunt: to chase and often kill wild animals. Example: “Many people hunt deer in the autumn.”
In pop culture
Steven Spielberg’s 1982 movie Poltergeist is about a haunted house. Watch the trailer, if you dare: