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noun [countable] hunt pronunciation in American English /hʌnt/
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singularhunt
pluralhunts
  1. 1
    a search for someone
    hunt for:

    A nationwide hunt has been launched for the missing child.

    1. a.
      a search for something that you have lost, need, or want
      hunt for:

      The hunt for a cure for cancer continues.

  2. 2
    the activity of looking for and killing animals

    a lion hunt

    1. a.
      mainly in the U.K., an occasion when people on horses chase foxes as a sport. The people who do this are also known as the hunt.

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