hunt down

phrasal verb

hunted down; hunting down; hunts down
1
: to succeed in finding (something)
It may take me a while to hunt down the phone number.
2
: to find and capture (someone)
The killer was hunted down with help from his relatives.

Examples of hunt down in a Sentence

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“Hunt down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hunt%20down. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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