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

Translation of hunt in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    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)
    ir de caza or de cacería en
    cazar en
    1.3 (use in hunting)
    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.


  • 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
darle caza a

hunt out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

hunt up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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