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still-hunted; still-hunting; still-hunts

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

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: a quiet pursuing or ambushing of game

Examples of still-hunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
My favorite still-hunting jacket is Filson’s Mackinaw Wool Cruiser. Matthew Every, Field & Stream, 13 Mar. 2024 Come Rain or Snow, Go The prime time to still-hunt is during a light rain, but don’t pass up windy days. Outdoor Life, 19 Nov. 2019
Broyles still hunts some of those properties and says the long drive across the state is well worth it. Outdoor Life, 4 Oct. 2023 Crane notably pursued new Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras this offseason, and Houston could still hunt the bargain bin of free agency for a platoon option alongside Maldonado. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 30 Jan. 2023 As the site notes, people living in Sardinia continue to have a very active lifestyle and still hunt, fish, and harvest most of their food locally. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 8 May 2022 The mostly Indigenous residents can still hunt and trap in unbroken stretches of boreal forest. NBC News, 22 Nov. 2021 Armed Air Force drones will still hunt Qaeda and Islamic State terrorists, just from bases eight hours away in the Persian Gulf. Eric Schmitt, New York Times, 2 July 2021 This fella still hunts in Grandad’s orange jumpsuit, stained with the blood of hundreds of dead critters. Drew Palmer, Outdoor Life, 15 May 2020 With interest rates hitting historic lows, buyers with plenty of cash on hand are still hunting for deals. Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2020 Hunters glass and stalk, still hunt, and call to harvest bears. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, 2 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use


1858, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense


1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of still-hunt was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Still-hunt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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