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noun [uncountable] hunting pronunciation in British 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.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] connected with or used for hunting

      a hunting dog/rifle/knife

      a hunting lodge/expedition

  2. 2
    the activity of looking for a particular thing that you want or need

    I need to go flat-hunting this weekend.


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