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Phrasal Verbs

hunt down

This page is about the phrasal verb hunt down


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

a. technocrats

b. terriers

c. terrorists

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