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to recruit personnel, especially executives, for top-level jobs
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intr.v. head·hunt·ed, head·hunt·ing, head·hunts
To engage in headhunting.
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1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) commerce to offer a job to a person who already has a job with another company
2. (Commerce) commerce to offer a job to a person who already has a job with another company
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Past participle: headhunted
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