hunt down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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.

  2. 2
    to try to find a particular thing or person

    They’ll actually hunt down old books for you.

See also main entry: hunt