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.
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.