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hunt

  

      vb  
1    to seek out and kill or capture (game or wild animals) for food or sport  
2    intr; often foll by: for   to look (for); search (for)  
to hunt for a book, to hunt up a friend     
3    tr   to use (hounds, horses, etc.) in the pursuit of wild animals, game, etc.  
to hunt a pack of hounds     
4    tr   to search or draw (country) to hunt wild animals, game, etc.  
to hunt the parkland     
5    tr; often foll by: down   to track or chase diligently, esp. so as to capture  
to hunt down a criminal     
6    tr; usually passive   to persecute; hound  
7    intr   (of a gauge indicator, engine speed, etc.) to oscillate about a mean value or position  
8    intr   (of an aircraft, rocket, etc.) to oscillate about a flight path  
      n  
9    the act or an instance of hunting  
10    chase or search, esp. of animals or game  
11    the area of a hunt  
12    a party or institution organized for the pursuit of wild animals or game, esp. for sport  
13    the participants in or members of such a party or institution  
   See also       hunt down       hunt up  
     (Old English huntian; related to Old English hentan, Old Norse henda to grasp)  
  huntedly      adv  


drag hunt  
      n  
1    a hunt in which hounds follow an artificial trail of scent  
2    a club that organizes such hunts  
      vb  
  drag-hunt  
3    to follow draghounds, esp. on horseback, or cause (draghounds) to follow an artificial trail of scent  
fox hunt  
      n  
1   
a    the hunting of foxes with hounds  
b    an instance of this  
2    an organization for fox-hunting within a particular area  
Hunt  
      n  
1    Henry, known as Orator Hunt. 1773--1835, British radical, who led the mass meeting that ended in the Peterloo Massacre (1819)  
2    (William) Holman. 1827--1910, British painter; a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848)  
3    James. 1947--93, British motor-racing driver: world champion 1976  
4    (Henry Cecil) John, Baron. 1910--98, British army officer and mountaineer. He planned and led the expedition that first climbed Mount Everest (1953)  
5    (James Henry) Leigh (li:). 1784--1859, British poet and essayist: a founder of The Examiner (1808) in which he promoted the work of Keats and Shelley  
hunt down  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to pursue successfully by diligent searching and chasing  
they finally hunted down the killer in Mexico     
2    intr   (of a bell) to be rung progressively later during a set of changes  
hunt the slipper  
      n   a children's game in which the players look for a hidden slipper or other object, such as a thimble (hunt the thimble)  
hunt up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to search for, esp. successfully  
I couldn't hunt up a copy of it anywhere     
2    intr   (of a bell) to be rung progressively earlier during a set of changes  
national hunt  
      n     (Brit)   often cap  
a    the racing of horses on racecourses with jumps  
b    (as modifier)  
a National Hunt jockey     
scavenger hunt  
      n   a game in which players are required to collect an assortment of miscellaneous items: usually played outdoors  
still hunt  
      n  
1    the hunting of game by stalking or ambushing  
      vb  
  still-hunt  
2    to hunt (quarry) in this way  
treasure hunt  
      n   a game in which players act upon successive clues and are eventually directed to a prize  
witch-hunt  
      n   a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public  
  witch-hunter      n  
  witch-hunting      n, adj  
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Hunt  
      n  
1    Henry, known as Orator Hunt. 1773--1835, British radical, who led the mass meeting that ended in the Peterloo Massacre (1819)  
2    (William) Holman. 1827--1910, British painter; a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848)  
3    James. 1947--93, British motor-racing driver: world champion 1976  
4    (Henry Cecil) John, Baron. 1910--98, British army officer and mountaineer. He planned and led the expedition that first climbed Mount Everest (1953)  
5    (James Henry) Leigh (li:). 1784--1859, British poet and essayist: a founder of The Examiner (1808) in which he promoted the work of Keats and Shelley  


drag hunt  
      n  
1    a hunt in which hounds follow an artificial trail of scent  
2    a club that organizes such hunts  
      vb  
  drag-hunt  
3    to follow draghounds, esp. on horseback, or cause (draghounds) to follow an artificial trail of scent  
fox hunt  
      n  
1   
a    the hunting of foxes with hounds  
b    an instance of this  
2    an organization for fox-hunting within a particular area  
hunt  
      vb  
1    to seek out and kill or capture (game or wild animals) for food or sport  
2    intr; often foll by: for   to look (for); search (for)  
to hunt for a book, to hunt up a friend     
3    tr   to use (hounds, horses, etc.) in the pursuit of wild animals, game, etc.  
to hunt a pack of hounds     
4    tr   to search or draw (country) to hunt wild animals, game, etc.  
to hunt the parkland     
5    tr; often foll by: down   to track or chase diligently, esp. so as to capture  
to hunt down a criminal     
6    tr; usually passive   to persecute; hound  
7    intr   (of a gauge indicator, engine speed, etc.) to oscillate about a mean value or position  
8    intr   (of an aircraft, rocket, etc.) to oscillate about a flight path  
      n  
9    the act or an instance of hunting  
10    chase or search, esp. of animals or game  
11    the area of a hunt  
12    a party or institution organized for the pursuit of wild animals or game, esp. for sport  
13    the participants in or members of such a party or institution  
   See also       hunt down       hunt up  
     (Old English huntian; related to Old English hentan, Old Norse henda to grasp)  
  huntedly      adv  
hunt down  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to pursue successfully by diligent searching and chasing  
they finally hunted down the killer in Mexico     
2    intr   (of a bell) to be rung progressively later during a set of changes  
hunt the slipper  
      n   a children's game in which the players look for a hidden slipper or other object, such as a thimble (hunt the thimble)  
hunt up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to search for, esp. successfully  
I couldn't hunt up a copy of it anywhere     
2    intr   (of a bell) to be rung progressively earlier during a set of changes  
national hunt  
      n     (Brit)   often cap  
a    the racing of horses on racecourses with jumps  
b    (as modifier)  
a National Hunt jockey     
scavenger hunt  
      n   a game in which players are required to collect an assortment of miscellaneous items: usually played outdoors  
still hunt  
      n  
1    the hunting of game by stalking or ambushing  
      vb  
  still-hunt  
2    to hunt (quarry) in this way  
treasure hunt  
      n   a game in which players act upon successive clues and are eventually directed to a prize  
witch-hunt  
      n   a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public  
  witch-hunter      n  
  witch-hunting      n, adj  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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hunt

  

      vb  
1    chase, gun for, hound, pursue, stalk, track, trail  
2    ferret about, forage, go in quest of, look, look high and low, rummage through, scour, search, seek, try to find  
      n  
3    chase, hunting, investigation, pursuit, quest, search  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

game hunter n.
a person who hunts wild animals
HUNTING

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