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hunt

verb burrow, chase, chase after, conduct a search, consectari, delve for, ensnare, explore, fasten oneeelf upon, ferret, follow, follow close upon, follow the trail, forage, give chase, go after, go in pursuit of, go in search of, grope for, gun for, hawk, hound, inquire for, look for, probe, prowl after, pry, pursue, quest, root, run after, search for, search out, seek, set a trap for, snare, stalk, trace, track down, trail, trap, try to find, venari
Associated concepts: extradition, hunt for a fugitive, search and seizure, search warrant
See also: chase, ferret, frisk, prey, pursue, pursuit, quest, research, search
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ISIS rebels have been methodically hunting down non-Sunnis and those opposed to the militants, refugees from the rebel-held towns have told the BBC.
Prosecutor Jeremy Donne QC said: "It was Vincent who went to Colin Scarlett's flat looking for him and it was Vincent who took the lead role in hunting down Colin Scarlett.
The stories, certainly the result of an oral tradition, probably did originate with the common folk, but were not gathered from them, as tradition would have it: the Grimms did not travel the country hunting down tales.
They tool around the country in their spiffily shlocky 1967 Chevy Impala, hunting down ghouls.
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin was killed hunting down rogue Weather Wardens--and reincarnated into Djinnhood.
Hunting down the helpings of spiritual wisdom, practices, and inspiration for Spirituality Cafe has become one of the favorite parts of my job these days--in part because it forces me to do quite a bit of spiritual reading.
This money could be used more productively in the free market, rather than hunting down harmless foreigners for deportation.
They are merely the start of an extraordinary cast of characters that also features a Scotland Yard detective and his FBI girlfriend hunting down a fanatical Japanese bomber in Washington.
We help them to live their lives and make it easier to use their time wisely rather than spending it hunting down plumbers or car repairs or sorting out home improvements.