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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)

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.

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."