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headhunt

verb [T] uk   /ˈhed.hʌnt/ us  
to persuade someone to leave their job by offering that person another job with more pay and a higher position: She was headhunted by a rival firm.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of headhunt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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