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house-hunt Syllabification: house-hunt
Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌhənt/

Definition of house-hunt in English:


[no object]
Seek a house to buy or rent and live in.
Example sentences
  • ‘Well, I was wondering,’ he spoke slowly, ‘if you would like to help me house-hunt?’
  • But hopefully, after the next few weeks, when things settle down, we can start house-hunting and get our wives up.
  • Ultimately, this left me seriously out of pocket, so I switched to a long-established local firm that had impressed my wife when she was house-hunting.


Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌhən(t)ər/
Example sentences
  • The mayor says they're an ‘absolute bargain’ and the county council can't understand why house-hunters aren't snapping them up, but 20 homes on the outskirts of Youghal are still empty.
  • It doesn't make sense, but house-hunters will always prefer a well-kept home to the ‘I know where everything is’ one.
  • The under-valuation of properties in highly competitive markets such as Edinburgh and Glasgow is leading to frustrated house-hunters wasting millions of pounds each year.
Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌhən(t)iNG/
Example sentences
  • Finally, after perhaps several days of house-hunting, one of the sites gains overwhelming favour and the swarm moves off to start a new hive there.
  • Relief was short-lived, however, as the frantic house-hunting for a new place began.
  • The era of global house-hunting has truly arrived.
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