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hunt

Pronunciation: /hʌnt/

Translation of hunt in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [game/fox] cazar*
    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) 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
    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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 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
    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.
    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.

noun/nombre

  • 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

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
buscar*

hunt up

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

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