Definition of hunted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌntɪd/


1Being pursued or searched for: they ran like hunted hares
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  • Doug appears in the doorframe, but first peers out into the corridor like a hunted fox searching for his pursuers.
  • After helping a wounded and hunted Duke whom she barely knows escape the city, Grace finds herself under increasing suspicion of being a traitor to the cause.
  • When men first began to hunt and the dog associated itself with man, dogs would surround or attack the hunted animal and the men would come up and finish the job.
1.1Appearing worn or harassed as if one is being pursued: his eyes had a hunted look
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  • He looked both hunted and even haunted, as you look at those photographs, the images of him being examined by physicians to determine his state of health.
  • I did run into an American woman who had a hunted look in her eyes, clutched her bag to her chest, kept gesturing to all around to stay away.
  • That same, haunted, hunted look combined with a glee at what he has managed to get away with so far?

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