verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- hunner's ulcer,
- hunt and peck,
- hunt board,
- hunt button,
- hunt down,
- hunt the slipper
Origin of hunt
Examples from the Web for hunt
The Federal Duck Stamp Act raised the fee on stamps needed to hunt waterfowl on federal land from $15 to $25.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jordanian intelligence played an important role in the hunt that eventually killed Zarqawi in Iraq in 2006.
A team of cops swarmed the apartment in the hunt for a potential homicide suspect they believed was hiding in the residences.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They will also oppose any attempts to hunt grizzlies in their recognized ancestral homelands.
Of course, Hunt is far from alone in the destruction of his fortune.
Hunt had often thought since that Joe Hurley was quite attracted by his lively sister.The Heart of Canyon Pass|Thomas K. Holmes
“But you never did tell me if you are going to hunt up your family,” insisted Jane.The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht|Margaret Love Sanderson
It is admirable for young men who shoot, hunt, drink,—but for us!Gouverneur Morris|Theodore Roosevelt
Of course, I don't know a thing about the trees, but I could hunt for the marks.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
As winter advanced the Indians were obliged to desist from war and go into the forest in small companies to hunt.Four American Indians|Edson L. Whitney
Word Origin for hunt
Old English huntian "chase game," related to hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *huntojan (cf. Gothic hinþan "to seize, capture," Old High German hunda "booty"), from PIE *kend-.
General sense of "search diligently" (for anything) is first recorded c.1200. Related: Hunted; hunting. Happy hunting-grounds "Native American afterlife paradise" is from "Last of the Mohicans" (1826).
early 12c., from hunt (v.). Meaning "body of persons associated for the purpose of hunting with a pack of hounds" is first recorded 1570s.
see happy hunting ground; high and low, (hunt); run with (the hare, hunt with the hounds).