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Definition of "hunt" []

  • To pursue (game) for food or sport. (verb-transitive)
  • To search through (an area) for prey: hunted the ridges. (verb-transitive)
  • To make use of (hounds, for example) in pursuing game. (verb-transitive)
  • To pursue intensively so as to capture or kill: hunted down the escaped convict. (verb-transitive)
  • To seek out; search for. (verb-transitive)
  • To seek out and kill or capture (game or wild animals) for food or sport (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To look (for); search (for) (verb)
  • To use (hounds, horses, etc) in the pursuit of wild animals, game, etc (verb)
  • To search or draw (country) to hunt wild animals, game, etc (verb)
  • To track or chase diligently, esp so as to capture (verb)
  • To persecute; hound (verb)
  • (of a gauge indicator, engine speed, etc) to oscillate about a mean value or position (verb)
  • (of an aircraft, rocket, etc) to oscillate about a flight path (verb)
  • The act or an instance of hunting (noun)
  • Chase or search, esp of animals or game (noun)
  • The area of a hunt (noun)
  • A party or institution organized for the pursuit of wild animals or game, esp for sport (noun)
  • The participants in or members of such a party or institution (noun)

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Use "hunt" in a sentence
  • "All these good teams have been eliminated from the title hunt because President Obama has failed to deliver on his promise to create a college football playoff."
  • "Chelsea kept themselves in the title hunt with this victory in a pulsating clash at Stamford Bridge."
  • "Manchester United is very much in the title hunt in Europe."