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1. The custom of cutting off and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies.
2. Slang The process of attempting to remove influence and power from enemies, especially political enemies.
3. Informal
a. The business of recruiting personnel, especially executive personnel, as for a corporation.
b. The act or an instance of such recruiting.


(ˈhɛdˌhʌn tɪŋ)

1. (among certain tribal peoples) the practice of hunting down and decapitating victims and preserving their heads as trophies.
2. the search, esp. by professional recruiters, for executives to fill high-level positions.
3. the act or practice of trying to destroy the power, position, or influence of one's competitors or foes.
head′hunt`er, n.


A. N (lit) → caza f de cabezas (fig) → caza f de talentos
B. CPD headhunting agency Nagencia f de caza de talentos


[ˈhɛdhʌntɪŋ] nrecrutement m de cadres, chasse f aux cadresheadhunting firm ncabinet m de recrutement
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