head–hunting

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noun head–hunt·ing \-ˌhən-tiŋ\

Definition of head–hunting

  1. 1 :  the act or custom of seeking out, decapitating, and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies

  2. 2 :  a seeking to deprive usually political enemies of position or influence

1853

First Known Use of head–hunting

1853


HEAD–HUNTING Defined for English Language Learners

head–hunting

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noun head–hunt·ing \-ˌhən-tiŋ\

Definition of head–hunting for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of finding people who are suited for a particular job


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