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manhunt

[ man-huhnt ]

noun

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


manhunt

/ ˈmænˌhʌnt /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˈmanˌhunter, noun
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Other Words From

  • man hunter noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of manhunt1

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

The FBI has led a manhunt to find Laundrie—so far with no success.

Newspapers published photos celebrating the success of the secret manhunt.

Less than a week after Villa’s raid, Pershing and his Punitive Expedition, as it was called, crossed into Mexico to commence their manhunt.

Police arrested Robert Aaron Long, 21, after a brief manhunt and said he is the suspect in all eight deaths.

In 2013, it was deployed by law enforcement during the 20-hour manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers.

Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver was arrested after a weeklong manhunt.

For them the 18-day search for the Israeli teens and the manhunt for their captors was tantamount to collective punishment.

Outside a Virginia jail where Salvi was later held after a nationwide manhunt, his supporters gathered.

Merah was gunned down by police after a tense manhunt and violent 32-hour standoff at his apartment.

A joint U.S.-Mexico security operation ended a 13-year manhunt for El Chapo, the head of the feared Sinaloa cartel.

Then began a real manhunt, with all its hideous and atrocious interludes.

It was not an especially auspicious beginning to their manhunt.

Truly, in the present case he was much more concerned than in an ordinary manhunt.

That was Federation-wide news; the end of a fifteen-year manhunt for the most wanted criminal in the known Galaxy.

But prudence is apt to be forgotten in the excitement of a hunt, and a manhunt is the most thrilling of all chases.

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