Pronunciation: (hônt, hänt; for 10 also hant),[key] —v.t. 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; trouble; worry: His youthful escapades came back to haunt him.
—v.i. 1. to reappear continually as a spirit or ghost.
2. to visit habitually or regularly.
3. to remain persistently; loiter; stay; linger.
—n. 1. Often, haunts. a place frequently visited: to return to one's old haunts. 2. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. and North Eng.a ghost.