English version

hunt in Other sports topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhunthunt1 /hʌnt/ ●●● W3 verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]CATCH to chase animals and birds in order to kill or catch them the slopes where I hunted deer as a kid Wolves tend to hunt in packs (=hunt in groups).2 [intransitive]LOOK FOR to look for someone or something very carefully syn searchhunt for The kids were hunting for shells on the beach. Detectives are busy hunting for clues.see thesaurus at search3 LOOK FOR[intransitive, transitive] to search for and try to catch a criminal or someone who is your enemy The police are still hunting the killer.hunt for The FBI were called in to hunt for the spy.4 [intransitive, transitive] British EnglishDSO to hunt foxes as a sport, riding on horses and using dogs hunt somebody/something ↔ down hunt somebody/something ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
huntUllman the Second, ruler of Crolgaria for thirty years, died unexpectedly in a riding accident yesterday while hunting.Bears, it appeared, were hunted.I hunted all morning for the book of photos, but couldn't find it.The leopard hunts at night.This isn't the season for hunting deer.He chatted about the weather, the racing, the poor scent out hunting - did she hunt?Many opponents of the regime who escaped abroad were later hunted down and killed.Friends and neighbors hunted everywhere, but no-one could find the child.The little tern's numbers have been threatened since Victorian times when it was hunted for its snow-white plumage.Police are still hunting for the girl's killer.They implicitly calculated the costs and benefits of hunting, gathering, and eating each other.hunt forThe kids were hunting for shells on the beach.Police in three counties are hunting for the killer.The hunt for the missing child continues today.