scavenger hunt


Definition of scavenger hunt

: a game in which players try to acquire without buying specified items within a time limit

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The all-day event also brings music, crafting, and other all-ages activities to the area, including a scavenger hunt for the kiddos., "Fairmount Arts Crawl, Flavors on the Avenue, Yoga on Race Street Pier kickoff, and other great events, April 27-May 4," 26 Apr. 2018 Belmont Books, which opened in June 2017, plays host to local authors hand-selling their own favorites, as well as scavenger hunts, tours, and more., "Five things to do the week of April 23-29," 20 Apr. 2018 Additional rules for Olive Garden's Pasta Pass scavenger hunt can be found on the restaurant's website. Fox News, "Olive Garden's mysterious countdown clock ends, reveals restaurant is issuing more Pasta Passes," 19 Sep. 2018 Over the course of one night, two teenagers go on a wild scavenger hunt around New York City, bumping into just about every possible obstacle along the way. Hannah Pasternak, SELF, "11 Movies on Netflix You Need to Watch Before Summer’s Over," 28 Aug. 2018 Among the festivities will be the Candlelight Processional, Holiday Kitchens and Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree scavenger hunt. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney World holiday plans include Toy Story Land, 'Up' show," 9 July 2018 And at Detective Days at Bayou Bend (6003 Memorial), kids 6 to 12 complete a scavenger hunt, using clues found in portraits inside the museum to complete a worksheet. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "Calling All Secret Agents to the Children’s Museum of Houston," 6 June 2018 Taylor Swift has spun pettiness into some pretty successful songs, and turned her 2017 album Reputation into a scavenger hunt for mentions of all her feuds. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Ariana Grande’s greatest asset isn’t her amazing voice. It’s her resilience.," 11 Nov. 2018 Tuesday Celebrate Halloween: Have a spooky good time following clues to solve the Halloween scavenger hunt. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Week ahead: Creepy Halloween events, free day at Milwaukee Public Museum and more," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of scavenger hunt

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scavenger hunt was in 1936

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English Language Learners Definition of scavenger hunt

: a game in which players try to find specified items within a particular period of time

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