hunt out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyhunt out
he/she/ithunts out
present participlehunting out
past tensehunted out
past participlehunted out
  1. 1
    to look for and kill a type of animal until there are no more or very few left
  2. 2
    to look for members of a particular group in order to arrest or kill them

    Most of the rebels were hunted out and killed.

  3. 3
    to search very hard for something

    August is a good time to hunt out bargains.

See also main entry: hunt