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hunt

 
 
pronunciation:
huhnt
parts of speech:
verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hunts, hunting, hunted
definition 1: to set out to find and kill (game animals) for food or as a sport.
They needed to hunt deer in order to stay alive.
 
similar words:
ferret, pursue, stalk, track, trail
definition 2: to thoroughly search (a place).
They hunted the woods trying to find their lost dog.
synonyms:
rake, scour, search
similar words:
seek
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to search.
I've been hunting for my phone all morning.
similar words:
look
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of finding and killing wild animals.
The men left at dawn to begin the deer hunt.
synonyms:
hunting
definition 2: a search to find something.
I always look forward to the Easter egg hunt every year.
synonyms:
search
similar words:
ferret, forage, quest
Word Builder: hunt +
  • hunter:
    a person who hunts.
  • hunting:
    the activity of finding and killing animals for sport or food.
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kind of hunt
natural hunter
result of a hunt
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some people associated with hunting
some things animals use for hunting
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