There are 2 translations of hunt in Spanish:

hunt1

Pronunciation: /hʌnt/

vt

  • 1 1.1 [game/fox] cazar*
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    • 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) buscar* 2.2 (drive away) to hunt sb/sth from/off/out of sth echar or expulsar a algn/algo de algo they were hunted out of existence fueron exterminados
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    • 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.

vi

  • 1.1 (pursue game) to hunt (for sth) cazar* (algo) to go hunting ir* de caza or de cacería 1.2 (search) buscar* to hunt (for sth) buscar* (algo) I hunted in my pockets for the key rebusqué en los bolsillos tratando de encontrar la llave
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

hunt down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[animal/fugitive] darle* caza a

hunt out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento

hunt up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento

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to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.

There are 2 translations of hunt in Spanish:

hunt2

n

  • 1 1.1 (chase) caza (f), cacería (f) to go on a tiger hunt ir* a cazar tigres
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    • 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) partida (f) de caza, cacería (f)
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    • 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) búsqueda (feminine) I'll have a hunt for the book at home [colloquial/familiar] voy a buscar en casa a ver si encuentro el libro to be on the hunt for sth [colloquial/familiar] 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 sth andar* a la caza de algo they're out of the hunt now han quedado fuera de combate

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.