Definition of headhunt
: to recruit (personnel and especially executives) for top-level jobs
: to recruit personnel for top-level jobs
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At the same meeting, a veteran teacher my school can’t bear to lose admitted he was being headhunted by a better-paying district close to his girlfriend’s house in Silicon Valley.
Headhunting went from being an act of valor to a crime.
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