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hunt British & World English

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

hunt English Thesaurus

in the autumn they hunted deer

Hunt New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, (William) Holman (1827–1910), English Pre-Raphaelite painter

go counter British & World English

Run or ride against the direction taken by a quarry

Hunt, Holman British & World English

(1827–1910), English painter, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; full name William Holman Hunt. He painted biblical scenes with extensive use of symbolism. Notable works: The Light of the World (1854) and The Scapegoat (1855)

Hunt, Ward British & World 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 British & World English

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

job-hunt British & World English

Seek employment

house-hunt British & World English

Seek a house to buy or rent and live in

snipe hunt British & World English

An act of hunting wild snipe

still-hunt British & World English

Hunt game stealthily; stalk

witch-hunt British & World English

A campaign directed against a person or group holding views considered unorthodox or a threat to society

hunt saboteur British & World English

A person who attempts to disrupt a hunt

National Hunt British & World English

The body controlling steeplechasing and hurdle racing in Great Britain

treasure hunt British & World English

A game in which players search for hidden objects by following a trail of clues

scavenger hunt British & World English

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

hunt-and-peck British & World English

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

hunt down/up in hunt British & World English

(In change-ringing) move the place of a bell in a simple progression

Morgan, Thomas Hunt British & World English

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

hunt someone down in hunt British & World English

Search for and capture someone

in the heel of the hunt British & World English

At the last minute; finally

go counter in counter2 British & World English

Run or ride against the direction taken by a quarry

headhunt British & World English

Identify and approach (a suitable person employed elsewhere) to fill a business position

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds British & World English

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

National Hunt Committee in National Hunt British & World English

The body controlling steeplechasing and hurdle racing in Great Britain

William Holman Hunt in Hunt, Holman British & World English

(1827–1910), English painter, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; full name William Holman Hunt. He painted biblical scenes with extensive use of symbolism. Notable works: The Light of the World (1854) and The Scapegoat (1855)

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds in hare British & World English

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