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 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 23 Sep. 2023.

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