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hunt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hunt

  1. an act or process of looking carefully or thoroughly for someone or something soon the whole family was involved in the hunt for Mom's car keys Synonyms search, questRelated Words shakedown; sweep; chase, pursuit; recon, reconnaissance, scout; canvass (also canvas), survey; exploration, probe; forage


hunt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hunt

  1. 1 to seek out (game) for food or sport Native Americans of the plains hunted buffalo for food, clothing, and shelter Synonyms chase, stalk Related Words capture, drag, net, snare, trap; dog, ferret, hawk, hound; course, pursue, run, run down, spoor, track, trail; gun (for), harpoon, kill, shoot; poach; cull

  2. 2 to go in search of I spent all afternoon hunting a job for the summer Synonyms cast about (for), cast around (for), chase (down), forage (for), seek, look up, pursue, quest, search (for or out), shop (for)Related Words ferret (out), root (out)Near Antonyms hide, lose; ignore, neglect

  3. 3 to go into or range over for purposes of discovery a bag lady hunts the neighborhood for returnable bottles Synonyms explore, probe, prospect, search, skirrRelated Words reconnoiter (or reconnoitre), scout; disclose, discover, reveal, unearth; fathom, plumb, sound


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