hunt out

phrasal verb

hunted out; hunting out; hunts out
: to find (something) after searching for it
It took a while to hunt out the papers, but we finally found everything we needed.

Examples of hunt out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wolves were largely hunted out of the state by the 1940s. Jesse Bedayn, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2024 Here are the pros and cons of archery elk hunting out West. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 22 Feb. 2024 While hunting out of the same blind last year, Trisha spotted the big buck—nicknamed Brutus for his sheer size—hundreds of yards away in another field. Outdoor Life, 18 Oct. 2023 The shock of the cold water triggers the release of infection-fighting white blood cells called leukocytes, which hunt out and destroy any circulating viruses in your bloodstream. Georgia Day, Vogue, 12 Oct. 2023 In Germany, the last wolf pack was believed to have died out around 1850 — hunted out of existence. Kate Brady, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2023 Pronghorn, of which there were roughly thirty-five million in the early nineteenth century, were largely hunted out of existence to feed the European settlers and construction crews that facilitated the westward takeover of the continent. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Oct. 2022

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“Hunt out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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