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witch-huntalso witch hunt (wĭch′hŭnt′)
An investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views.
witch′-hunt′ing adj. & n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
ˈwitch-ˌhunting n, adj
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|Noun||1.||witch-hunt - searching out and harassing dissenters|
McCarthyism - unscrupulously accusing people of disloyalty (as by saying they were Communists)
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n (lit, fig) → Hexenjagd f
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witch-hunt[ˈwɪtʃˌhʌnt] n → caccia alle streghe
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