English version

hunt somebody/something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhunt somebody/something ↔ down phrasal verbCATCHto search for a person or animal until you catch them, especially in order to punish or kill them The government agency was created to hunt down war criminals. hunt→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hunt downHe controls all hunters, so they will not hunt me down.How safe would she be in her own flat, if some crazed person was determined to hunt her down?Would it come through the fields faster than they could run, and hunt them down?He was warning her that he was going to hunt her down ... and then ... and then ...?She hunted stereotypes down as if they were sewer rats and stuck radical slogans to the fridge door.Death hunts him down, in the shape of cancer of the bladder.They hunted Pedro down like an animal and murdered him in cold blood.They'd have to hunt us down or suffer a severe loss of credibility.
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Verb table
hunt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhunt
he, she, ithunts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhunted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hunted
he, she, ithas hunted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hunted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hunt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hunted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hunting
he, she, itis hunting
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you, we, theyare hunting
Past
I, he, she, itwas hunting
you, we, theywere hunting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hunting
he, she, ithas been hunting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hunting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hunting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hunting
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