English version

hunt somebody/something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhunt somebody/something ↔ out phrasal verb1 LOOK FORto search for someone or something in order to catch, kill, or destroy them The plane was on a mission to hunt out enemy submarines.2 LOOK FORto search for and find something that you need or want, but that is difficult to find In the school library, he hunted out books on politics. hunt→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hunt outLouis has some fine barbecue places, but you have to hunt them out.But she would have fallen off anyway once the hunt started out in earnest.Hunting fraternity turns out in force Boxing Day is when the hunting fraternity turns out in force.The hunt take out much younger people, pony clubbers of six or seven years old.Illegal trophy hunting ran out of control and 80 per cent of the Serengeti's elephants died.Many said the hunt was out of the ordinary.
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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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