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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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The brave personnel of the Armed Forces hunted down the drone with their knowledge and science and the Americans protested immediately and called for the return of the UAV," Chairman of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in the Northern city of Rasht last April.
Finding himself the victim of anonymous forces beyond his control, he is deceived by authoritarian power, and relentlessly hunted down for a crime that remains nameless.
The men who carried out this terrible crime must be hunted down and brought to justice.
Both killer bears have been hunted down with the permission of the Environment Ministry.
Julia Baird said it would be ``very hard'' for Chapman to re-enter society and he would risk being hunted down by angry fans.
In Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity and Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, Matt Damon and Tom Cruise have both been betrayed by the government agencies that employ them and are being hunted down as scapegoats by the men they most trusted.
SAS tracker Eddie McGee, who hunted down police killer Barry Prudom, has died of cancer.
They flee to Uruguay, where they are systematically hunted down and finally cornered in an apartment building, where an explosive gunfight ensues.
The dogs believed to be responsible for the attack were hunted down and killed.
People had taken over much of the land once ruled by tigers and hunted down so many of them--along with the animals that tigers fed on--that by 2000, biologists predicted, tigers would effectively be extinct.
The She-Wolf (the taped voice of Brenda Dixon Gottschild) recalls the early differences: "I hunted down a deer and one immediately had his fill, while his brother had to be taught the taste of warm blood.