hunt down


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hunt down

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) to pursue successfully by diligent searching and chasing: they finally hunted down the killer in Mexico.
2. (Music, other) (intr) (of a bell) to be rung progressively later during a set of changes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hunt down - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)hunt down - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
snipe - hunt or shoot snipe
whale - hunt for whales
still-hunt, ambush - hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
turtle - hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation
drive - hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"
drive - hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"
rabbit - hunt rabbits
fowl - hunt fowl in the forest
poach - hunt illegally; "people are poaching elephants for their ivory"
seal - hunt seals
ferret - hunt with ferrets
hunt - search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"
course - hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"
foxhunt - hunt foxes, on horseback and with dogs
jacklight, jack - hunt with a jacklight
hawk - hunt with hawks; "the tribes like to hawk in the desert"
falcon - hunt with falcons; "The tribes like to falcon in the desert"
fowl - hunt fowl
capture, catch - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
run - cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
forage, scrounge - collect or look around for (food)

hunt

verb
1. To look for and pursue (game) in order to capture or kill it:
2. To try to find something:
phrasal verb
hunt down
To pursue and locate:
Idiom: run to earth.
Translations
يُطارِد، يَبْحَث
dopadnoutuštvat
forfølge og pågribe
fáradhatatlanul üldöz
leita , elta uppi
peşini bırakmamak

w>hunt down

vt sep animal, person(unerbittlich) Jagd machen auf (+acc); (= capture)zur Strecke bringen

hunt

(hant) verb
1. to chase (animals etc) for food or for sport. He spent the whole day hunting (deer).
2. to pursue or drive out. The murderer was hunted from town to town.
noun
1. the act of hunting animals etc. a tiger hunt.
2. a search. I'll have a hunt for that lost necklace.
ˈhunterfeminine ˈhuntress noun
a person who hunts.
ˈhunting noun
the activity of chasing animals etc for food or for sport.
ˈhuntsman (ˈhants-) noun
a hunter.
hunt down
to search for (someone or something) until found. The police hunted down the escaped prisoner.
hunt for
to search for. I've been hunting for that shoe all morning.
hunt high and low
to search everywhere.
hunt out
to search for (something that has been put away) until it is found. I'll hunt out that old photograph for you.
References in classic literature ?
Ghak said they never failed to hunt down their quarry until they had captured it or themselves been turned back by a superior force.
When he blew this bugle, four-and-twenty other gentlemen of inferior rank, in Lincoln green a little coarser, and russet boots with a little thicker soles, turned out directly: and away galloped the whole train, with spears in their hands like lacquered area railings, to hunt down the boars, or perhaps encounter a bear: in which latter case the baron killed him first, and greased his whiskers with him afterwards.
A denounces B's raiders as pirates and so forth, bombards B's capital, and sets off to hunt down B's airships, while B, in a state of passionate emotion and heroic unconquerableness, sets to work amidst his ruins, making fresh airships and explosives for the benefit of A.
Another point: I made it my business to hunt down some of Moriarty's checks lately--just common innocent checks that he pays his household bills with.
I said it in London, Watson, and I say it again now, that never yet have we helped to hunt down a more dangerous man than he who is lying yonder"--he swept his long arm towards the huge mottled expanse of green-splotched bog which stretched away until it merged into the russet slopes of the moor.
Creatures which were supposed to be Jurassic, monsters who would hunt down and devour our largest and fiercest mammals, still exist.
When they got out the other day, which was some years before their full term, they set themselves, as you perceive, to hunt down the traitor and to avenge the death of their comrade upon him.
James's Hall I felt that an evil time might be coming upon those whom he had set himself to hunt down.
I knew not what wild beast we were about to hunt down in the dark jungle of criminal London, but I was well assured, from the bearing of this master huntsman, that the adventure was a most grave one--while the sardonic smile which occasionally broke through his ascetic gloom boded little good for the object of our quest.
Sure, you can hunt down your family, but wouldn't you rather hunt down treasure?
Online sources reported that an iPhone app Tactical NAV may have been used during the mission to locate and hunt down Osama Bin Laden.
Valley of the Wolves - Palestine" is about a Turkish undercover agent who sets out to hunt down Israelis responsible for the killing of nine activists who died in the real-life attack in May.