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1. To engage in a lengthy search to attempt to locate someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hunt" and "up." Hey, look at this! I hunted those pins up that you were looking for. The company is going to be hunting up a new PR manager soon.
2. To contact someone, typically when you are in the area where they live. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hunt" and "up." Be sure to hunt me up if you're ever in New York. You should hunt up Aunt Maureen when you're out West.
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