2 noun
hunt2 [countable]
1 an occasion when people chase animals in order to kill or catch them
2 [usually singular] a search for someone or something that is difficult to find
hunt for
the hunt for the missing child
the hunt is on (=used to say that people have started looking for someone or something)
murder hunt (=a search for a person who has killed someone)
have a hunt around for something British English informal (=look for something)
I'll have a hunt around for it in my desk.
treasure hunt, witch-hunt
3DSO a sporting event in Britain in which people ride on horses and hunt foxes using dogs
4DSO in Britain, a group of people who regularly hunt foxes together

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