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Definition of headhunt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



headhunt somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they headhunt
he / she / it headhunts
past simple headhunted
-ing form headhunting
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to find someone who is suitable for a senior job and persuade them to leave their present job I was headhunted by a marketing agency. A successor is being headhunted.
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noun [uncountable]
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