huntverb [I or T]uk /hʌnt/ us /hʌnt/
hunt verb [I or T] (CHASE)
- Wolves hunt in groups known as packs.
- These animals sleep in the day and hunt at night.
- So why do people still go hunting - is it the thrill of the chase?
- The owl hunts mice and other small mammals, and sometimes other birds.
- He's a great fan of blood sports - he hunts and shoots and so on.
hunt verb [I or T] (SEARCH)
- Soldiers were dispatched to hunt for the leaders of the uprising.
- Police are hunting for a man who was seen running away from the murder scene.
- The children got up early to hunt for Easter eggs in the garden.
- I hunted everywhere for my keys, and then I found them still in the door!
- Could you all hunt through your desk drawers, in case the envelope was accidentally put away there.
huntnounuk /hʌnt/ us /hʌnt/
hunt noun (SEARCH)
hunt noun (CHASE)
- He spent a day accompanying a local fox hunt as an observer.
- The hounds waited for a signal from the master of the hunt.
- He is a regular member of the local hunt.
- A landowner has the right to ask the hunt to keep off his or her land.
- On Boxing Day, many hunts traditionally take place around the country.