hunt down

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hunt down

1. To pursue and find someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hunt" and "down." The police have vowed to hunt down the perpetrators of this crime. If you hurt my daughter, I'll hunt you down, you hear me?
2. To search for someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hunt" and "down." I'm trying to hunt down an extra cookie pan, but I've been unsuccessful so far.
See also: down, hunt

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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Topshop and Levi's both have great options, and if you're in the market for a spring coat, get a trench - all the stylish people were wearing one over pretty much anything - no need to go all the way to London to hunt one down though.
Readily available for Christmas parties, a razzle dazzle show stopper is a real find when you manage to hunt one down in spring, but the perfect gown easily doubles up as a spring wedding outfit.
If you have the space, and the time to hunt one down, you can still pick up a large larder for less than the cost of buying new cabinets from DIY sheds.
Another good one is that Geoff has won a tournament whereas Ogilvie is still trying to hunt one down. The American has gone close twice this year but made an embarrassing exit from the Honda shootout with Padraig Harrington and Vijay Singh.
Hunt one down from yellow pages or web sites, but the best option is always personal recommendation.