hunt out

hunt out
drive away, expel

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • hunt out — ● hunt * * * hunt out [phrasal verb] hunt (something) out or hunt out (something) : to find (something) after searching for it It took a while to hunt out the papers, but we finally found everything we needed …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunt out — index trace (follow) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hunt out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hunt out : present tense I/you/we/they hunt out he/she/it hunts out present participle hunting out past tense hunted out past participle hunted out 1) to look for and kill a type of animal until there are no… …   English dictionary

  • hunt out — PHRASAL VERB If you hunt out something that is hidden or difficult to find, you search for it and eventually find it. [V P n (not pron)] I ll try and hunt out the information you need... [V P n (not pron)] American consumers are accustomed to… …   English dictionary

  • hunt out — Search for. See hunt for …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Hunt — (h[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hunting}.] [AS. huntian to hunt; cf. hentan to follow, pursue, Goth. hin?an (in comp.) to seize. [root]36. Cf. {Hent}.] 1. To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hunt — Synonyms and related words: angle for, ask for, beat, beat about for, beat the bushes, beset, burrow, capture, cast about, chase, chase out, check out, chevy, chivy, course, coursing, cynegetics, delve, delve for, dig, dig for, dog, domiciliary… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hunt — hunt1 [hʌnt] v [: Old English; Origin: huntian] 1.) [I and T] to chase animals and birds in order to kill or catch them ▪ the slopes where I hunted deer as a kid ▪ Wolves tend to hunt in packs (=hunt in groups) . 2.) to look for someone or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hunt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. chase, drag; pursuit, search. v. t. chase, stalk, follow, trace, pursue, run, trail, hound. v. i. shoot, poach, trap, snare, hawk, ferret. See inquiry. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The pursuit of game] Syn …   English dictionary for students

  • hunt — hunt1 [ hʌnt ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to kill animals for food or for their skin or other parts, or for sport: Crocodiles were hunted and killed for their teeth. hunt for: We hunted for rabbits in the hills. a ) to catch and eat… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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