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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Hilla / NINA / A massive military operation launched to hunt down armed elements in the area of Alexandria of Babel province.
Tehran, Dec 17 (ANI): A senior Iranian military official has warned that Tehran would hunt down more US surveillance drones if America continues to 'violate its air space'.
In this sequel to the wonderful British fantasy Mortal Engines (an ALA Best Book for YAs; reviewed in KLIATT in November 2003), set in a post-apocalyptic future in which cities travel on great tractor treads and hunt down other towns, our heroes Torn and Hester find themselves passengers on the city of Anchorage, heading across the ice to the rumored green wilderness of America.
Weeks before bounty hunter Duane ``Dog'' Chapman was arrested for capturing escaped rapist Andrew Luster, he vowed to hunt down the man who killed Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy David March.
To hunt down a "sleep molecule," the researchers compared the cerebrospinal fluid of cats that had spent 22 hours on a slow-moving treadmill with samples from rested cats.
The Miami-Dade Police Department is using a FACES composite to hunt down the rapist who is targeting young, school-aged girls.
Ramadi / Nina /--Aljazeerah and Albadiyah Operations Command announced the start of a major military operation in Anbar desert areas to hunt down armed groups.
The inquiry commission went through laws that the American and Pakistani governments quote to justify or oppose the US raid carried out to hunt down bin Laden, the Dawn reported.
For instance, in Planet Ablaze, the individuals on the Frequency must hunt down and subdue a man with a chip implanted in his brain which, when activated, could open up a wormhole to drop a nuclear warhead on the city in which he stands.
Detective Pete Bakotich, the fugitive warrant section assistant officer in charge, said if he had a bigger team, his officers could more effectively hunt down more of the city's worst criminals, and it would also help free up overburdened Valley detectives.
The many cells and chemicals that make up the body's elaborate immune system are supposed to hunt down and vanquish invaders -- largely bacteria, viruses, and foreign tissues that threaten health.
His ability to hunt down vampires during the day is far superior to his ability to hunt them down at night.
A security source said to the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / : - Special security forces conducted a security operation to hunt down members of what the source defined as of terrorist Dsh armed groups near the administrative border between Salahuddin and Diyala provinces near Aladheim county north of Baquba, capital of Diyala where the two sides clashed killing two members of the armed grope.
Although not completely comfortable with the details regarding his mission, Kidd left his young bride to hunt down the rogues who had been terrorizing the seas, and soon found himself embroiled in a controversy surrounding his commission.
Their mission will be to hunt down Taliban and al-Qaida leaders - most notably Osama bin Laden - until both organizations have been wiped out.