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Definition of hunt down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hunt down

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
to search for somebody until you catch or find them, especially in order to punish or harm them The President warned that terrorists would be hunted down.

hunt down something

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hunt out something

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hunt something down

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hunt something out

 
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to search for something until you find it We hunted down their phone number and gave them a call. I hunted out my old school photos to show Mary.
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