Definition of headhunt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

headhunt

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhedhʌnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedhʌnt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they headhunt
BrE BrE//ˈhedhʌnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedhʌnt//
 
he / she / it headhunts
BrE BrE//ˈhedhʌnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedhʌnts//
 
past simple headhunted
BrE BrE//ˈhedhʌntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedhʌntɪd//
 
past participle headhunted
BrE BrE//ˈhedhʌntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedhʌntɪd//
 
-ing form headhunting
BrE BrE//ˈhedhʌntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedhʌntɪŋ//
 
 
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headhunt somebody to find somebody 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: headhunt