hunt out(redirected from hunting somebody out)
To seek out or search for someone or something. 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. I'll need a phone book. Sarah, could you go hunt one out for me, please? I say we start hunting out a new manufacturing partner.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.