hunt after

hunt after (someone or something)

To search or look for someone or something. Please try not to worry too much—the police are hunting after the suspect right now. A: "Hey, I'm hunting after some wrapping paper." B: "Oh, that's in the drawer over here."
See also: after, hunt

hunt after someone or something

to seek or pursue someone or something. I'm hunting after a tall man with straight black hair. Elaine is hunting after a place to store her bicycle.
See also: after, hunt