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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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As this precis of Hunting Down Home's structure suggests, place has a central significance in the novel, with the island in particular so thoroughly described that it acquires the status of a character.
London, July 4 ( ANI ): Iraqi refugees have said that the ISIS rebels were hunting down non-Sunnis and people against the militants.
Bulgaria's Environment Minister has allowed the hunting down of brown bears whenever necessary after a woman barely survived an attack by a killer bear.
Older readers will appreciate the tongue-in-cheek humor, and younger readers will follow along as Theora competes in the pageant, hunting down the monster of the mall (a rogue fern) and putting together the backup band for the reigning Princess.
No, we are much better off now because we are proactively hunting down terrorist organizations worldwide and attempting to remove the power and infrastructure they need to pull off the despicable murderous acts that they have been doing for the previous 50 years.
The action-packed comedy is based on the life of Texan Tom Slick Jr, an aptly-named oil tycoon who spent much of his family's fortune in the 1950s hunting down the world's greatest monster legends, including Nessie, Big Foot and the Abominable Snowman.
Police are hunting down three suspects in the killing of a barbeque seller in Abra, after witnesses identified them as the motorcycle-riding gunmen who attacked the victim.
Islamabad, May 3 ( ANI ): Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has said that the Pakistan Government and the armed forces played a vital role in hunting down former Al- Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden through a mobile phone chip.
Daniel Blessing is a good witch who has spent his life (over several hundred years) hunting down the evil witch Season Howe.
SULTAN KUDARAT -- Police and military authorities are hunting down about 20 men who barged inside the Maguindanaon Elementary School in Barangay Katuli around 6 a.m.
He noted that the Tondo Police has been particularly hunting down people involved in the drug trade in the area.