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hunt

hunt

 
 
pronunciation:
huhnt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hunted, hunting, hunts
definition 1: to pursue (game animals) for food or sport.
 
synonyms:
chase
similar words:
ferret, pursue, stalk, track, trail
definition 2: to search (often fol. by for, up, or down).
He hunted for the lost gloves.
synonyms:
search for, seek
similar words:
explore, look for, rummage
definition 3: to chase or pursue with hostile intention (often fol. by down).
The police hunted down the killer.
synonyms:
chase, pursue, run down
similar words:
course, hound, stalk, track, trail
definition 4: to thoroughly search (a place or region).
I hunted the house for my keys.They hunted the forest for wild boar.
synonyms:
rake, scour, search
similar words:
ransack, seek
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to enter into a pursuit for animals with the intent of killing them for food or sport.
similar words:
hawk
definition 2: to engage in a search.
synonyms:
search
similar words:
look
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of pursuing and killing wild animals.
synonyms:
hunting
similar words:
the chase
definition 2: a thorough search.
synonyms:
search
similar words:
ferret, forage, pursuit, quest
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Word Builder: hunt +
  • hunter:
    a person who hunts.
  • hunting:
    the activity of finding and killing animals for sport or food.
Word Explorer
kind of hunt
natural hunter
result of a hunt
some actions associated with hunting
some people associated with hunting
some things animals use for hunting
some things people use for hunting