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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhunt down
he/she/ithunts down
present participlehunting down
past tensehunted down
past participlehunted down
  1. 1
    to try to find every member of a group

    Those who protested were hunted down and killed.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of hunt down
  2. 2
    to try to find a particular thing or person

    They'll actually hunt down old books for you.

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