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hunt US English

Pursue and kill (a wild animal) for sport or food

hunt US Thesaurus

they hunted deer

Hunt, Holman US English

(1827–1910), English painter, cofounder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; full name William Holman Hunt. Notable works: The Light of the World (1854) and The Scapegoat (1855)

Hunt, Ward US English

(1810–86), US Supreme Court associate justice 1873–82. Appointed to the Court by President Grant, he previously served as a judge and then chief judge of the New York state court of appeals 1865–73

fox hunt US English

An act or period of hunting a fox across country with a pack of hounds by a group of people on foot and horseback

job-hunt US English

Seek employment

house-hunt US English

Seek a house to buy or rent and live in

snipe hunt US English

An act of hunting wild snipe

still-hunt US English

Hunt game stealthily; stalk

witch-hunt US English

A search for and subsequent persecution of a supposed witch

hunt saboteur US English

A person who attempts to disrupt a hunt

kangaroo hunt US English

An operation in which kangaroos are culled; a kangaroo drive

licence hunt US English

A police inspection to ensure that anyone engaged in gold-mining has a permit

National Hunt US English

The body controlling steeplechasing and hurdle racing in Great Britain

treasure hunt US English

A search for treasure

scavenger hunt US English

A game, typically played in an extensive outdoor area, in which participants have to collect a number of miscellaneous objects

hunt-and-peck US English

Denoting or using an inexpert form of typing in which only one or two fingers are used

hunt the thimble US English

A children’s game in which one player hides an object, traditionally a thimble, and the other players have to find it

Morgan, Thomas Hunt US English

(1866–1945), US zoologist. His studies on inheritance using the fruit fly Drosophila showed that the genetic information is carried by genes arranged along the length of the chromosomes. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1933)

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds US English

Try to remain on good terms with both sides in a conflict or dispute

National Hunt Committee in National Hunt US English

The body controlling steeplechasing and hurdle racing in Great Britain

William Holman Hunt in Hunt, Holman US English

(1827–1910), English painter, cofounder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; full name William Holman Hunt. Notable works: The Light of the World (1854) and The Scapegoat (1855)

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds in hare US English

Try to remain on good terms with both sides in a conflict or dispute