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manhunt

[ man-huhnt ]
/ ˈmænˌhʌnt /
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noun

an intensive search for a criminal, suspect, escaped convict, etc., as by law enforcement agencies.
an intensive search for any person.

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Origin of manhunt

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; man + hunt

OTHER WORDS FROM manhunt

man hunter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for manhunt

manhunt
/ (ˈmænˌhʌnt) /

noun

an organized search, usually by police, for a wanted man or fugitive

Derived forms of manhunt

manhunter, noun
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