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witch hunt

witch hunt

 
pronunciation:
wIch huhnt
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hunt for and punishment of those alleged to be witches, warlocks, or disciples of Satan.
definition 2: a similar pursuit and persecution of those alleged to be guilty of political subversion, spying, or the like, based on unsupported claims or insubstantial evidence, and tending to cause public hysteria.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: witch hunted, witch hunting, witch hunts
definition: to conduct or engage in a witch hunt.
derivations: witch hunter (n.), witch hunting (n.)