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hunt down

Meaning: If you hunt down someone, you try to find them and capture or kill them.

For example:

  • hunt sb/sth down The police are hunting the killer down, and they say they're close to catching him.

  • hunt down sb/sth The leader of a drug gang has ordered his men to hunt down police informers and kill them.

Quick Quiz:

The government has spent a lot of time and money hunting down dangerous
  1. technocrats
  2. terriers
  3. terrorists

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