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Related to hunt out: hunt down
To search for and locate someone or something that is hidden. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hunt" and "out." Thanks to your description of his physical appearance, the police were able to hunt out the suspect. Good luck hunting an extra cookie pan out in all this mess!
hunt someone or something out
to find someone or something even if concealed. We will hunt them all out and find every last one of those guys. We will hunt out all of them. They hunted out the murderer.