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hunt

 
 
pronunciation:
huhnt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
hunt down
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hunts, hunting, hunted
definition 1: to pursue (game animals) for food or sport.
He hunts deer in the fall.
 
synonyms:
chase
similar words:
ferret, pursue, stalk, track, trail
definition 2: to search for.
The police hunted the killer for months.
synonyms:
search for, seek
similar words:
explore, look for, rummage
definition 3: to thoroughly search (a place or region).
I hunted the whole house for my passport.They hunted the forest for wild boar.
synonyms:
rake, scour, search
similar words:
ransack, seek
definition 4: to chase or pursue with hostile intention.
In a rage, she hunted her ex-husband all over town.
synonyms:
chase, pursue
similar words:
course, hound, run down, stalk, track, trail
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to enter into a pursuit for game animals with the intent of killing them for food or sport.
I fish, but I don't hunt.
similar words:
hawk
definition 2: to engage in a search.
I've been hunting for my keys all morning.
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.
The men left at dawn to begin the deer hunt.
synonyms:
hunting
similar words:
the chase
definition 2: a thorough search.
The hunt for the missing child began in the surrounding woods.The children look forward to the Easter egg hunt every year.
synonyms:
search
similar words:
ferret, forage, pursuit, quest
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phrase: hunt down
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  • hunter:
    a person who hunts.
  • hunting:
    the activity of finding and killing animals for sport or food.
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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