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
The teen's suspected accomplice escaped a large manhunt and is still being sought by police.
Roberson’s car veered off the road as the pickup’s driver sped off toward Delaware County, setting off a three-day, multi-state manhunt.
PHOENIX (AP) — A two-day manhunt in an eastern Arizona forest for a man suspected of setting a string of fires and shooting at a U.S. Forest Service employee spooked vacationers Wednesday and prompted others to lock doors and keep a lookout.
After a two-day manhunt, a 28-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested Sunday and charged with murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Bianca Roberson.
He was recaptured after a six-day manhunt, and prosecutors ended up charging him with escape, criminal conspiracy and six counts of criminal solicitation.
Ana Lalley noted that the drone could be used in a variety of law enforcement situations including manhunts, searches for missing persons, warrant service, hostage or barricade incidents and accident and crime reconstruction.
In 2016, Mark Wahlberg's Patriots Day followed the bombing and subsequent manhunt from the perspective of a Boston police officer.
As the manhunt continues, authorities are left with several unanswered questions, including who the victims are, their relationship to Bullinger, and what may have motivated their slayings.
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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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