still-hunt

verb
\ ˈstil-ˌhənt How to pronounce still-hunt (audio) \
still-hunted; still-hunting; still-hunts

Definition of still-hunt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to ambush or stalk a quarry especially : to pursue game noiselessly usually without a dog

transitive verb

: to lie in wait for : approach by stealth

still hunt

noun

Definition of still hunt (Entry 2 of 2)

: a quiet pursuing or ambushing of game

Examples of still-hunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But some younger men still hunt with lightweight spearguns, swimming out to sea and firing at close-range. Washington Post, "Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal," 3 Dec. 2019 Though Islamic State holds no significant territory, the coalition and its allied militias are still hunting thousands of extremists hidden in the remote deserts of Syria. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, "Why are Syria’s Kurds accusing the U.S. of betrayal?," 7 Oct. 2019 For: The Padres are still hunting for a second baseman. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Debating whether Padres manager Andy Green should be fired or kept," 20 Sep. 2019 But some younger men still hunt with lightweight spearguns, swimming out to sea and firing at close-range. Washington Post, "Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal," 17 Sep. 2019 Skip to main content Relief efforts are gaining momentum even as emergency crews still hunt for survivors and missing people, five days after Dorian blasted the Bahamas. Rick Neale, USA TODAY, "A World War II plane takes flight to Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts," 6 Sep. 2019 Southampton are still hunting for their first points of the campaign and will be desperate to make amends against Brighton on Saturday afternoon in a crucial south-coast derby. SI.com, "Southampton 1-2 Liverpool: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Risky Reds Edge Past Saints," 17 Aug. 2019 Despite all of the success, the program is still hunting for its first conference title since 1968. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, "2019 College Football Rankings: No. 79 Ohio chases elusive MAC title," 8 June 2019 Intel is also still hunting for a permanent CEO, having booted Brian Krzanich last year over personal misconduct. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Intel’s Tough Act to Follow," 18 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of still-hunt

Verb

1858, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Still-hunt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/still-hunt. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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