- pursue and kill (a wild animal) for sport or food；pursue (a wild animal, especially a fox or deer) on horseback using hounds
- an act of hunting wild animals or game；an association of people who meet regularly to hunt, especially with hounds.
verb: hunt, 3rd person present: hunts, gerund or present participle: hunting, past tense: hunted, past participle: hunted
noun: hunt, plural noun: hunts
- 1. pursue and kill (a wild animal) for sport or food in the autumn they hunted deer they hunted and fished 同義詞
- ▪ British pursue (a wild animal, especially a fox or deer) on horseback using hounds an old dog fox who had been hunted many times before he used to hunt
- ▪ British use (a hound or a horse) for hunting he hunted his hounds every day
- ▪ (of an animal) chase and kill (its prey) mice are hunted by weasels and foxes lionesses hunt in groups
- 2. search determinedly for someone or something he desperately hunted for a new job 同義詞
- ▪ (of the police) search for (a criminal) the gang is being hunted by police police are hunting for her attacker
- ▪ search for and capture someone the killers will be hunted down 同義詞
- 3. technical (of a device or system) oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state on weak stereo signals this circuit can hunt over mono and stereo in a very disconcerting manner
- ▪ (of an aircraft or rocket) oscillate about a mean flight path.
- 4. (in change-ringing) move the place of a bell in a simple progression.
- 1. an act of hunting wild animals or game a bear-hunt 同義詞
- ▪ an association of people who meet regularly to hunt, especially with hounds.
- ▪ an area where hunting takes place.
- 2. a search police launched a hunt for the killer 同義詞
- 3. an oscillating motion about a desired speed, position, or state.