The terrain is mucky, and the pickings are slim; patience and boredom are a part of the hunt.
Jenny and Ichabod rack their brains before eventually deciding to hunt for the missing Franklin documents at the archives.
The regard their comrades held for McKenna and Glover translated into the intensity of their hunt for the sniper who killed them.
Old English huntian "chase game," related to hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *huntojan (cf. Gothic hinþan "to seize, capture," Old High German hunda "booty"), from PIE *kend-.
General sense of "search diligently" (for anything) is first recorded c.1200. Related: Hunted; hunting. Happy hunting-grounds "Native American afterlife paradise" is from "Last of the Mohicans" (1826).
early 12c., from hunt (v.). Meaning "body of persons associated for the purpose of hunting with a pack of hounds" is first recorded 1570s.