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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
References in classic literature ?
This evening, going farther into the valleys which lay towards the centre of the island, I found there were plenty of goats, though exceedingly shy, and hard to come at; however, I resolved to try if I could not bring my dog to hunt them down.
"We need to find whoever did it, hunt them down and prosecute them."
"After spotting two smuggling cars from Libya into the buffer zone at 'Irk El Mrazig' in the locality of 'Janine', a military patrol moved to hunt them down", explained the statement, mentioning that one of the two vehicles was seized, while the other turned back with all the passengers on board.
Instead of learning from these Great Men of History, our hero has no choice but to hunt them down and blast them to the past before they can ruin our future.
Another simply riveting read from author Simon Gervais, "Hunt Them Down" showcases his mastery of narrative driven storytelling and his flair for embedding his novels with more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster.
"Hunt Them Down" by Simon Gervais; Thomas and Mercer; 333 pages
They live in the forest which makes it hard for us to hunt them down. They escaped there during the raid and we will keep hunting them,' said a Kiri Vong district police officer who asked not to be identified.
APP The Food Assembly, free, The other team must hunt them down and destroy them - great fun and it's a break from the carnage.
'Police must hunt them down. That's what's expected of them,' Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a message to the press.
And Adrian Harris added: "If there is a pack of sharks swimming around, I'm not going for a dip until someone calls in someone to hunt them down."
Vigilance must be the key, For to harm us is their plight, Let's hunt them down wherever they be, And to them, let's take the fight.
(1997/PG) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 9.00pm, Channel 4 When Bella (Kristen Stewart) finds out she's expecting Edward's (Robert Pattinson) baby, the Quileutes attempt to hunt them down when they realise the unborn child poses a threat to both the Wolf Pack and the people of Forks town.
He said Lee's arrest vindicated the PNP which has been accused of lack of capability to track down high-profile fugitives and lack of interest to hunt them down.
As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
And the super-confident Pole also warned Spurs that the Gunners would hunt them down and once again finish top dogs in the capital.