\ 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


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 This fella still hunts in Grandad’s orange jumpsuit, stained with the blood of hundreds of dead critters. Drew Palmer, Outdoor Life, "50 Hunter Stereotypes from Every State," 15 May 2020 With interest rates hitting historic lows, buyers with plenty of cash on hand are still hunting for deals. Los Angeles Times, "The ultra-rich are still buying $50-million homes (in case you were wondering)," 7 May 2020 Hunters glass and stalk, still hunt, and call to harvest bears. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, "Spring Bear Hunting Forecast for the U.S. and Canada," 2 Apr. 2020 Poorer households were still hunting wild animals to put food on the table, but also to sell to richer people. J. B. Mackinnon, The Atlantic, "The Rich Meals That Keep Wild Animals on the Menu," 19 Mar. 2020 The find helps explain how canines with impaired sight, hearing, or smell can still hunt successfully. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: Bungled coronavirus testing, disarming ‘atomic bomb’ cells, and jet stream blocking," 6 Mar. 2020 Tracking is the most productive method; still hunting a distant second. Bryce M. Towsley, Field & Stream, "6 Best Deer Rifles for Hunting The Big Woods," 11 Nov. 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," 3 Dec. 2019 At 7-4, the Panthers are still hunting for a victory that would give them their third eight-win season under coach Pat Narduzzi., "For Kobay White and BC, it’s bowl or bust - The Boston Globe," 29 Nov. 2019

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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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