hunt out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hunt out

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

Word by Word Definitions

hunt play
  1. : to pursue for food or in sport

  2. : to manage in the search for game

  3. : to pursue with intent to capture

  1. : the act, the practice, or an instance of hunting

  2. : a group of mounted hunters and their hunting dogs

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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