\ ˈstil-ˌhənt \
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


Definition of still hunt (Entry 2 of 2)

: a quiet pursuing or ambushing of game

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For all of UT’s success under Connie Clark, who resigned in May after leading the program since 1996, the Longhorns are still hunting that first national championship. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "White, Longhorns hope team up leads to CWS title," 27 June 2018 Authorities were still hunting for Johnson and Green Tuesday. Fox News, "Dad helped son after escape from South Carolina prison; 2 murder suspects still on the loose, officials say," 22 May 2018 Today, of roughly 1000 Hadza living in the dry hills here between salty Lake Eyasi and the Rift Valley highlands, only about 100 to 300 still hunt and gather most of their food. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "Farmers, tourists, and cattle threaten to wipe out some of the world’s last hunter-gatherers," 17 May 2018 Seven games into 2018, Chase Headley is still hunting for his first hit. Jeff Sanders,, "Chase Headley not sweating hunt for first hit," 5 Apr. 2018 Deputies are still hunting for the driver of a car that flipped and crashed into a pole during a pursuit in Westwood Thursday. Cameron Knight,, "Car flipped during police chase, driver still at-large," 3 May 2018 Malaysia is still hunting for Mr. Batsh’s killers and says the suspects are believed to be of European or Middle Eastern origin. Yantoultra Ngui, WSJ, "Malaysia Wields Law Against ‘Fake News’ for First Time," 30 Apr. 2018 And even for gray wolves, that hasn’t been easy: Some people don’t want them, and others still hunt wolves outside park boundaries in Yellowstone and in Alaska. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "‘Rewilding’ Missing Carnivores May Help Restore Some Landscapes," 16 Mar. 2018 But for many other locations, especially in developing countries, people still hunt some animals for bushmeat or body parts used in traditional medicine. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "‘Rewilding’ Missing Carnivores May Help Restore Some Landscapes," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of still-hunt


1858, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense


1828, in the meaning defined above

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