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hunt
American English: /hənt/
British English: /hʌnt/

Translation of hunt in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    (game/fox)
    cazar
    Example sentences
    • Some northern species of squirrels are hunted for their soft, thick fur, and many of the larger species are hunted for food.
    • Smaller animals such as raccoons, squirrels and rabbits are also hunted for sport.
    • Tapirs have been extensively hunted for food and sport in some areas, although some Indian tribes refuse to kill tapirs for religious reasons.
    Example sentences
    • Now that is not of course the whole story, because if deer were not hunted by hounds they would have to be shot in order to keep the population stable.
    • ‘It was like a pack of hounds hunting a fox; it was terrifying,’ he said.
    • For International readers, today in the UK hunting foxes with hounds became illegal.
    1.2 (go hunting in)
    (park/estate)
    ir de caza or de cacería en
    cazar en
    1.3 (use in hunting)
    (horse)
    usar para ir de caza
  • 2 2.1 (search for)
    Example sentences
    • An armed gang is being hunted by police after launching a series of attacks on town centre shops before speeding off in a getaway car.
    • Police hunting the thugs who pushed a wheelchair-bound youngster into the road admitted today their search had ‘hit a dead end’.
    • Police are now hunting the thugs behind the attacks.
    2.2 (drive away)to hunt somebody/something from/off/out of something
    echar or expulsar a alguien/algo de algo
    they were hunted out of existence
    fueron exterminados

intransitive verb

  • 1 (pursue game)to hunt (for something) to go hunting
    ir de caza or de cacería
  • 2 (search) to hunt (for something) I hunted in my pockets for the key
    rebusqué en los bolsillos tratando de encontrar la llave
    Example sentences
    • Private adoption agencies' touts hunted for vulnerable, expectant families who already had one or two daughters.
    • Youngsters enjoyed a lucky dip, face-painting and a treasure hunt, while parents hunted for bargains and stocked up on delicious homebaked cakes.
    • Upon our return to America, I hunted for English collections of Bulgarian tales, eager to share them with friends.

noun

  • 1 1.1 (chase) to go on a tiger hunt
    ir a cazar tigres
    Example sentences
    • Detectives launched a hunt for the Leeds University student involving underwater search teams, mounted officers and sniffer dogs.
    • A senior detective who led the hunt for two armed robbers behind a series of terrifying raids across Bradford today told of the desperate race against time to catch them before someone was shot.
    • Eastern Division detectives yesterday intensified the hunt for a woman in her mid-20s, who is believed to be part of an extortion ring.
    1.2 (hunters)
    Example sentences
    • Hundreds of packs of fox hounds, hare hounds, deer hounds and other hunts and clubs are planning to meet on Saturday, the day after the ban comes into force.
    • If it is banned, have the opponents thought about the future of activities such as point-to-points, pony clubs and agricultural shows regularly sponsored by local hunts?
    • ‘In Scotland, it has made a big impact on the foxes,’ she said, of a piece of legislation that allows hunts to use hounds to flush out foxes, but not to kill them.
  • 2 (search) I'll have a hunt for the book at home [colloquial]
    voy a buscar en casa a ver si encuentro el libro
    to be on the hunt for something [colloquial]
    andar a la caza de algo
    the hunt is on for new candidates
    está en marcha or ya ha empezado la búsqueda de nuevos candidatos
    to be in the hunt for something
    andar a la caza de algo
    they're out of the hunt now
    han quedado fuera de combate

Phrasal verbs

hunt down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(animal/fugitive)
darle caza a

hunt out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

hunt up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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