Definition of manhunt
: an organized and usually intensive hunt for a person and especially for one charged with a crime
Examples of manhunt in a Sentence
After several days of searching, the sheriff called off the manhunt.
The FBI launched a manhunt to find the kidnappers.
Recent Examples of manhunt from the Web
During that long manhunt, Bin Laden and his henchmen were constantly splitting their focus between eluding capture and committing fresh atrocities.
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol provided air support for the manhunt and a perimeter was established.
LeAnn, for her part, is trying to wrangle Aidan Macallan, the computers guru on the lam who is threatening to leak damning information on the Underwoods if the manhunt for him isn’t called off.
A large-scale manhunt by police and soldiers backed by helicopters is underway in the vast deserts to the west of the site of the attack, but has so far yielded no arrests.
A normally quiet Portland neighborhood spent most of a sunny Sunday on lockdown as police conducted a door-to-door manhunt searching for a man believed to be armed with a handgun.
The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with the man’s arrest about an hour after the agent’s death.
Ball then took off after the shooting, sparking an overnight manhunt by eight local, state, federal law enforcement agencies.
In light of the murder and ensuing manhunt, Wired published the feature early, and at expanded length, as a 13-chapter e-book.
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Definition of manhunt for English Language Learners
: an organized search for a person and especially for a criminal
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