hunt

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1hunt

verb \ˈhənt\

: to chase and kill (wild animals) for food or pleasure

: to search for something or someone very carefully and thoroughly

Full Definition of HUNT

transitive verb
1
a :  to pursue for food or in sport <hunt buffalo>
b :  to manage in the search for game <hunts a pack of dogs>
2
a :  to pursue with intent to capture <hunted the escapees>
b :  to search out :  seek
3
:  to drive or chase especially by harrying <members … were hunted from their homes — J. T. Adams>
4
:  to traverse in search of prey <hunts the woods>
intransitive verb
1
:  to take part in a hunt
2
:  to attempt to find something
3
:  to oscillate alternately to each side (as of a neutral point) or to run alternately faster and slower —used especially of a device or machine

Examples of HUNT

  1. The wolf was hunting its prey.
  2. These birds have been hunted almost to extinction.
  3. a gun used for hunting squirrels
  4. He likes to hunt and fish.
  5. She hunted around in the closet for a pair of shoes.
  6. Police hunted the escaped prisoners through several states.

Origin of HUNT

Middle English, from Old English huntian; akin to Old English hentan to seize
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HUNT

2hunt

noun

: an occasion when people hunt wild animals

: an act of searching for something or someone

: a group of people who hunt foxes together

Full Definition of HUNT

1
:  the act, the practice, or an instance of hunting
2
:  a group of mounted hunters and their hunting dogs

Examples of HUNT

  1. They went on a hunt.
  2. We finally found a good restaurant after a long hunt.

First Known Use of HUNT

14th century

Hunt

biographical name \ˈhənt\

Definition of HUNT

(James Henry) Leigh 1784–1859 Eng. writer

Hunt

biographical name

Definition of HUNT

Sir R(ichard) Timothy 1943– British molecular biol.

Hunt

biographical name

Definition of HUNT

(William) Hol*man \ˈhōl-mən\ 1827–1910 Eng. painter

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