Definition of Hunt down

1. Verb. Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals). "The men hunt down for animals in the area"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

Exact synonyms: Hunt, Run, Track Down
Specialized synonyms: Snipe, Whale, Ambush, Still-hunt, Turtle, Drive, Drive, Rabbit, Fowl, Poach, Seal, Ferret, Course, Foxhunt, Jack, Jacklight, Hawk, Falcon, Fowl, Forage, Scrounge
Related verbs: Hunt, Run
Generic synonyms: Capture, Catch
Derivative terms: Hunt, Hunt, Hunter, Hunting, Hunting



Definition of Hunt down

1. Verb. To hunt something and capture or kill it. ¹

2. Verb. To find with difficulty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hunt Down

hunky-dory
hunky dory
hunky punk
hunnert
hunnerts
hunnish
hunny
huns
hunseemly
hunt
hunt's-up
hunt's-ups
hunt-and-peck
hunt and peck
hunt club
hunt down (current term)
hunt saboteur
huntable
hunted
hunted and pecked
hunted person
huntedly
hunter
hunter's chicken
hunter's moon
hunter's sauce
hunter-gatherer
hunter-gatherers
hunter-gathering
hunter green

Literary usage of Hunt down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This consists for the most part of the smaller mammals and poultry, although their association in packs enable) them also to hunt down antelopes and sheep. ..."

2. The Story of the Expansion of Southern Africa by Alexander Wilmot (1895)
"... of Events in Mashonaland—Nature and Character of the Country—The Matabele persecute and hunt down the ..."

3. The History of Discovery in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand: From the by William Howitt (1865)
"hunt down a cow and calf.—Catch Sturt's roan horse.— Much frying of beef.—Dishonest black guide. —The flood still coming down — Arrival of Corporal Wanchope ..."

4. The History of South Africa by Alexander Wilmot (1901)
"... Chartered Company's Pioneers' March— Mashonaland — Difficulties with the Portuguese — Progress of events in Mashonaland—The Matabele hunt down the ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"hunt down Christian believers. Roman Christianity was thus suppressed by the sword and ever vigilant inquisition. While the people were ruled by the bell of ..."

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