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noun [countable] hunt pronunciation in British English /hʌnt/ 
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pluralhunts
  1. 1
    a search for someone
    hunt for:

    A nationwide hunt has been launched for the missing child.

    murder hunt (=search for a killer):

    The detective leading the murder hunt called the crime senseless.

    1. a.
      a search for something that you have lost, need, or want
      hunt for:

      The hunt for a cure for cancer continues.

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