hunt down


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hunt someone or something down

 
1. to chase and catch someone or something. I don't know where Amy is, but I'll hunt her down. I'll find her. I will hunt down the villain.
2. to locate someone or something. I don't have a big enough gasket. I'll have to hunt one down. I have to hunt down a good dentist.
See also: down, hunt

hunt down

v.
1. To pursue, track, or search for something or someone: The panther hunted down the deer. The police hunted the kidnappers down.
2. To find something or someone after a long or difficult search: I hunted down my watch—it was at the bottom of my sock drawer. After two weeks, the detectives finally hunted the suspect down.
See also: down, hunt
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Yeah, but do you really need to wear not a lot more than warpaint and take your spear along to hunt down a few bargains at Safeway?
The source state to the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The reason for the continuation of the curfew in Ramadi is to hunt down elements of the (IS) and sleeper cells that support the organization, and make sure the city is out of terrorists.
He said that the main goal behind such a subject is not to teach children to hunt down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) but to brainwash them that America is Iran's eternal enemy and peace with it will be detrimental to the Iran.
I am directing the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to investigate and hunt down the alleged recruiter with the end view of filing charges against him or her and other members of the syndicate, if any," De Lima told reporters in a chance interview Thursday.
FOUR Palestinians were killed last night in a missile attack by Israelis - as a leading army chief threatened to hunt down Islamic militants.
If only Sacramento would give them access to state tax records, they said, they could hunt down scofflaws and L.
led troops have intensified Operation Valiant Strike, an arduous and risky mission to hunt down terrorists and rebels within Afghanistan's countless caves.
From there it was easy to hunt down Kareem's flip and Gonz's bar mishap
In Ridley Scott's violent and smoky blend of post-apocalyptic sci-fi and hard-boiled film noir, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is an ex-cop conscripted to hunt down and destroy Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) and four other runaway cyborgs that have come back to Earth in search of their maker and a little revenge.
One contract last year was with an Edinburgh Festival entertainer who needed Ten UK to hunt down an inflatable pink elephant for his act.
A space-based telescope with a huge field of view--one square degree, or twice the apparent size of the full moon--could within a year hunt down and extensively study 2,000 type la supernovas, Perlmutter said at the Schramm memorial meeting, held in late May at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill.
Speaking of Sondheim completists, you'll want to hunt down the recording of Saturday Night (RCA Victor), the composer's first show, written in 1954 but never produced until December of last year by the Bridewell Theater Company in London.
The new offering, TraceCop(TM), helps analysts and investigators dramatically reduce the time and complexity required to hunt down and catch criminals, enemies, computer hackers, spammers, and others intentionally exploiting Internet-connected computers and servers.
Hilla / NINA / A massive military operation launched to hunt down armed elements in the area of Alexandria of Babel province.