manhunt


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man·hunt

 (măn′hŭnt′)
n.
An organized, extensive search for a person, usually a fugitive criminal.

manhunt

(ˈmænˌhʌnt)
n
an organized search, usually by police, for a wanted man or fugitive
ˈmanˌhunter n

man•hunt

(ˈmænˌhʌnt)

n.
an intensive, usu. organized search for a person, esp. a criminal, fugitive, or person charged with a crime.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manhunt - an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)manhunt - an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)
search, hunting, hunt - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
Translations

manhunt

[ˈmænhʌnt] Nbúsqueda f (de delincuente, desaparecido)

manhunt

[ˈmænhʌnt] nchasse f à l'homme

manhunt

[ˈmænˌhʌnt] ncaccia all'uomo
References in periodicals archive ?
A MANHUNT for an escaped prisoner who killed his best friend and slashed his own sister's face is over.
A MANHUNT has been launched for a prisoner who went on the run after being given home leave.
NEW YORK - US police stepped up a manhunt Tuesday for an Iraq war veteran accused of murdering his ex-wife and five members of her family on a killing spree near the northeastern city of Philadelphia.
Later on Saturday morning, police said they were questioning a man about the shooting, although it was not immediately clear whether the manhunt was still under way.
by Ali Mohammad Nazari on 30 June, 2014 - 13:55 SHARANA (Pajhwok): Police and residents have launched a manhunt for a young man who axed his elderly father to death in the Omni district of southeastern Paktika province.
A MAN who sparked a major police manhunt when he threatened another at knifepoint appeared in court yesterday.
In an interview for an international news agency, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said her son told her during a telephonic conversation that he and his brother, killed in a police manhunt after the blasts, were innocent.
NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of tonight's HBO documentary, Manhunt, AJC's Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) is calling for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to release its study of the CIA's post 9/11 detention and interrogation program.
While most media people were forced to stand outside the Watertown lockdown zone while the manhunt proceeded, many residents of the neighborhood uploaded compelling photographs documenting the heavy police presence.
Summary: Massachusetts governor tells Boston there is a "massive manhunt underway".
Desert reckoning; a town sheriff, a Mojave hermit, and the biggest manhunt in modern California history.
The double killing sparked a huge manhunt which ended in Leeds when an off-duty police officer spotted him.