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noun [uncountable] hunting pronunciation in American English /ˈhʌntɪŋ/
  1. 1
    the activity of chasing and killing wild animals
    fox/deer hunting
    a campaign to ban the hunting of wild animals
    go hunting: They went hunting most days of the season.
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] connected with or used for hunting
      a hunting dog/rifle/knife
      a hunting lodge/expedition/trip
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  2. 2
    the activity of looking for a particular thing that you want or need
    bargain/treasure hunting
    I need to go apartment hunting this weekend.


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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