haunt

haunt
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. shade, ghost, spirit, spook; resort, rendezvous, retreat, den, hangout (sl.). —v. frequent, attend; obsess; visit. See fear, abode.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A retreat]
Syn. den, resort, headquarters, lair, meeting place, rendezvous, trysting place; see also bar 2 , refuge 1 , retreat 2 .
2. [A spirit]
Syn. poltergeist, spook, phantom; see ghost 1 , 2 .
v.
1. [To frequent persistently]
Syn. habituate, visit often, resort to; see frequent .
2. [To frequent as a spirit]
Syn. come as a ghost, appear as a phantom, permeate, pervade, rise, float, before the eyes, dwell in, walk, be disclosed, inhabit, hover about, return from the dead, manifest itself, materialize, reappear frequently to after death, visit habitually after death, spook*, ha'nt*.
3. [To prey upon]
Syn. recur in one's mind, obsess, torment, beset, possess, trouble, weigh on one's mind, touch one's conscience, craze, madden, hound, terrify, bedevil, plague, dwell heavily upon, intrude upon continually, vex, harass, weigh on, prey on, infest, pester, be ever present, besiege, worry, tease, terrorize, disquiet, recur to persistently, frighten, annoy, possess one's mind, cause regret, cause sorrow, molest, harrow, appall, agitate, rack, overrun, sting, nettle, hang over one's head, agonize, unman, drive one nuts*; see also bother 2 , disturb 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
purlieu, hangout, stomping gound, gathering place.
II
v.
1. frequent hang out at.
2. trouble worry, torment, plague, disquiet, disturb.
3. *spook inhabit, appear, possess, manifest, terrorize, materialize, scare.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To visit regularly: frequent, hang around, repair2, resort. Slang: hang out. See PLACE. 2. To come to mind continually: obsess, torment, trouble, weigh on (or upon). See REPETITION. II noun 1. A frequently visited place: rendezvous, resort, stamping ground. Slang: hangout. See PLACE, REPETITION. 2. The natural environment of an animal or plant: habitat, home, stamping ground. See TERRITORY. 3. Regional. A supernatural being, such as a ghost: apparition, bogey, bogeyman, bogle, eidolon, ghost, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, revenant, shade, shadow, specter, spirit, visitant, wraith. Informal: spook. See BEINGS, SUPERNATURAL.

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