\ 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

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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 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 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, 19 Mar. 2020 The find helps explain how canines with impaired sight, hearing, or smell can still hunt successfully. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, 6 Mar. 2020 See More

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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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“Still-hunt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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