The Obama Justice Department was too timid and short-staffed to hunt down the bad guys.
As he did with Osama bin Laden, he vowed to hunt down those who scarred us—and he did.
Running out of options, Ali and his fellow second-class immigrants decide to hunt down the man behind the killings themselves.
Dozens of other lists with names from those willing to help Nashi hunt down the musicians followed.
He wants to hunt down Mujaheddin with his helicopter rockets without any shame.
It's possible that they outguessed us and sent word to the commander of this Jap force we're trying to hunt down.
What right had I to hunt down the Herr Director, and disturb him in his lair.
He had become a wild beast, whom it was honourable to hunt down, a pest which it was righteous to extirpate.
My first attempt to hunt down criminals had come off satisfactorily.
He found out that in America men do not try to hunt down young married women.
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.