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Synonyms for hunt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hunt, Holman Hunt, William Holman Hunt(noun)

    Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)

    search, hunt club, hunting

  2. Hunt, Richard Morris Hunt(noun)

    United States architect (1827-1895)

    search, hunt club, hunting

  3. Hunt, Leigh Hunt, James Henry Leigh Hunt(noun)

    British writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859)

    search, hunt club, hunting

  4. hunt, hunt club(noun)

    an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport

    search, hunt club, hunting

  5. hunt(noun)

    an instance of searching for something

    "the hunt for submarines"

    search, hunt club, hunting

  6. search, hunt, hunting(noun)

    the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

    search, hunt club, lookup, hunting

  7. hunt, hunting(noun)

    the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts

    search, hunt club, hunting

  8. hunt, hunting(verb)

    the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

    search, hunt club, hunting

  9. hunt, run, hunt down, track down(verb)

    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"

    course, operate, hound, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, run for, black market, persist, incline, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, trace, tend, escape, ladder, ply, melt

  10. hound, hunt, trace(verb)

    pursue or chase relentlessly

    "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

    decipher, track down, run, line, describe, trace, delineate, retrace, hunt down, hound, draw, follow

  11. hunt(verb)

    chase away, with as with force

    "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  12. hunt(verb)

    yaw back and forth about a flight path

    "the plane's nose yawed"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  13. hunt(verb)

    oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent

    "The oscillator hunts about the correct frequency"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  14. hunt(verb)

    seek, search for

    "She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  15. hunt(verb)

    search (an area) for prey

    "The King used to hunt these forests"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hunt

    A hunt may be either the act of pursuing or the act of seeking, or a combination of the two. A chase or pursuit is after that which is fleeing or departing; a search is for that which is hidden; a hunt may be for that which is either hidden or fleeing; a search is a minute and careful seeking, and is especially applied to a locality; we make a search of or through a house, for an object, in which connection it would be colloquial to say a hunt. Hunt never quite loses its association with field-sports, where it includes both search and chase; the search till the game is hunted out, and the chase till it is hunted down. Figuratively, we speak of literary pursuits, or of the pursuit of knowledge; a search for reasons; the chase of fame or honor; hunt, in figurative use, inclines to the unfavorable sense of inquisition, but with more of dash and aggressiveness; as, a hunt for heresy.

    chase, hunting, inquisition, pursuit, search

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hunt(v. a.)

    chase, pursue

  2. hunt(v. n.)

    follow the chase

  3. hunt(v. n.)

    search, seek, look

  4. hunt(n.)

    chase, pursuit, hunting, field-sport

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hunt(n)

    chase, pursuit, search, hunting

  2. hunt(v)

    chase, pursue, follow, search, seek, ransack, rummage, ferret, poach (hunt unlawfully)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hunting, chasse, hunts, fighter, hunted, chase, hunte, harvest, search, sealing, hunter, chasing, manhunt, game

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How to use hunt in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?.

  2. Jan Agha:

    The pleasure of hunting is to be in open space. I like the mountain, desert, shotgun and being awake during the night to hunt, the pleasure of hunting is to be a success in it. A hunter's hope is hunting. Being a success in every job in the world has a special pleasure.

  3. Constantino Chiwenga:

    The police will hunt down the criminals. They will be hunted down and they will be brought before the law.

  4. Chris McDaniel:

    We need to find ways to put, if possible, deadlines on the investigation itself. So, put simply, we don’t want a person on a witch hunt indefinitely.

  5. Filmmaker Leslee Udwin:

    Of course, the India government ban has ensured that this film now does proliferate on the Internet, but I have to tell you I am respectful of laws, in any country, and because there is a footprint of YouTube or torrents in India, it is my duty to bring that film off those channels and that is what I do, i will not break laws. I am respectful, I am moral, I have integrity, despite the witch hunt – this Salem-like witch hunt against me by those who are more interested in hiding their shame than saving their women.

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