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Synonyms for hunt

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hunt, Holman Hunt, William Holman Huntnoun

    Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)

    search, hunt club, hunting

  2. Hunt, Richard Morris Huntnoun

    United States architect (1827-1895)

    search, hunt club, hunting

  3. Hunt, Leigh Hunt, James Henry Leigh Huntnoun

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

    search, hunt club, hunting

  4. hunt, hunt clubnoun

    an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport

    search, hunt club, hunting

  5. huntnoun

    an instance of searching for something

    "the hunt for submarines"

    search, hunt club, hunting

  6. search, hunt, huntingnoun

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

    search, hunt club, lookup, hunting

  7. hunt, huntingnoun

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

    search, hunt club, hunting

  8. hunt, huntingverb

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

    search, hunt club, hunting

  9. hunt, run, hunt down, track downverb

    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, traceverb

    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. huntverb

    chase away, with as with force

    "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  12. huntverb

    yaw back and forth about a flight path

    "the plane's nose yawed"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  13. huntverb

    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. huntverb

    seek, search for

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

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

  15. huntverb

    search (an area) for prey

    "The King used to hunt these forests"

    run, hound, track down, hunt down, trace

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. huntverb

    chase, pursue

  2. huntverb

    follow the chase

  3. huntverb

    search, seek, look

  4. huntnoun

    chase, pursuit, hunting, field-sport

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. huntnoun

    chase, pursuit, search, hunting

  2. huntverb

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

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How to use hunt in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    I have nothing to hide, this was a hoax. This was a witch hunt. I have absolutely nothing to hide, and I think a lot of things are coming out with respect to the other side. But I have a lot of confidence in the attorney general.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Impeachment, i never thought I'd see or hear that word with regard to me. Impeachment. I said the other day it's an ugly word. To me, it's an ugly word. Very ugly word. It means so much. It means horrible, horrible crimes and things, I can't even believe it. It's a witch hunt.

  3. Gavin Williamson:

    With the Met Police not willing to do a criminal investigation it is clear a proper, full and impartial investigation needs to be conducted on this shabby and discredited witch hunt.

  4. President Obama on Thursday:

    Clay Hunt suffered physical injuries that healed, and Clay Hunt suffered invisible sounds that stayed with Clay Hunt, by all accounts Clay Hunt was selfless, and Clay Hunt was brave.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It's another witch hunt. Here we go again.

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