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Definition of hunt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hunt
    he / she / it hunts
    past simple hunted
    -ing form hunting
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to chase wild animals or birds in order to catch or kill them for food or sport or to make money Lions sometimes hunt alone. hunt something Whales are still being hunted and killed in the Arctic.
  2. 2[intransitive] to look for something that is difficult to find synonym search I've hunted everywhere but I can't find it. hunt for something She is still hunting for a new job.
  3. 3[transitive, intransitive] to look for someone in order to catch them or harm them hunt somebody Police are hunting an escaped criminal. hunt for somebody Detectives are hunting for thieves who broke into a warehouse yesterday.
  4. Phrasal Verbshunt somebodydownhunt somethingout
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