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HUNT, verb transitive

1. To chase wild animals, particularly quadrupeds, for the purpose of catching them for food, or for the diversion of sportsmen; to pursue with hounds for taking, as game; as, to hunt stag or a hare.

2. To go in search of, for the purpose of shooting; as, to hunt wolves, bears, squirrels or partridges. This is the common use of the word in America. It includes fowling by shooting.

3. To pursue; to follow closely.

Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. Psalms 140:11.

4. To use, direct or mange hounds in the chase.

He hunts a pack of dogs.

To hunt out or after, to seek; to search for.

To hunt from, to pursue and drive out or away.

To hunt down, to depress; to bear down by persecution or violence.

HUNT, verb intransitive To follow the chase. Genesis 27:5.

1. To seek wild animals for game, or for killing them by shooting when noxious; with for; as, to hunt for bears or wolves; to hunt for quails, or for ducks.

2. To seek by close pursuit; to search; with for.

The adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Proverbs 6:26.

HUNT, noun A chase of wild animals for catching them.

1. A huntsman. [Not in use.]

2. A pack of hounds.

3. Pursuit; chase.

4. A seeking of wild animals of any kind for game; as a hunt for squirrels.