manhunt

noun man·hunt \ ˈman-ˌhənt \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

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

  1. After several days of searching, the sheriff called off the manhunt.

  2. The FBI launched a manhunt to find the kidnappers.

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First Known Use of manhunt

1833


MANHUNT Defined for English Language Learners

manhunt

noun

Definition of manhunt for English Language Learners

  • : an organized search for a person and especially for a criminal



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