scavenger hunt

noun

Definition of scavenger hunt

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

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Plus 10 families, dozens of hot dogs and one heck of a scavenger hunt. Laura Johnston, cleveland.com, "10 spots to camp on Lake Erie’s Ohio shores," 10 Sep. 2019 Opening weekend activities: This weekend, youngsters can take part in a scavenger hunt and can also make their own insects from natural materials. Deborah Martin, ExpressNews.com, "Giant bugs return to the San Antonio Botanical Garden," 28 Aug. 2019 The Northborough Free Library is one of 12 libraries collaborating on a summer scavenger hunt. Ysabelle Kempe, BostonGlobe.com, "Photo competitions, scavenger hunts, and extended summer hours," 3 July 2019 In this roving series of all-ages events, families learn how to watch for birds, head out on a scavenger hunt and more. Web Behrens, chicagotribune.com, "15 things to do with the kids Sept. 16-22," 15 Sep. 2019 Fans can participate in six different immersive activations featuring photo opportunities, meme creators, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, and more. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "SpongeBob SquarePants 20th anniversary immersive experience brings Bikini Bottom to life," 12 Sep. 2019 There’s little-to-no tolerance for fluff in Lakewood, aside from our weekly photo scavenger hunt and Friday events listings. Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, "Lakewood Together: A new kind of hyperlocal news in an engaged Cleveland suburb," 23 Aug. 2019 Collingwood Blue Mountain Blue Mountain has a busy schedule of Canada Day events all weekend, including a Canadian-themed scavenger hunt and hike, and a BeaverTails-eating contest. Kate Kelleher, refinery29.com, "These Are The Best Canada Day Fireworks Across The Country," 25 June 2019 Gunner was participating in the scavenger hunt and trying to locate various constellations. Earl Hodges, nola.com, "Library kicks off summer reading with Librarypalooza," 14 June 2019

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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scavenger hunt

noun

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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