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manhunt

[man-huhnt] /ˈmænˌhʌnt/
noun
1.
an intensive search for a criminal, suspect, escaped convict, etc., as by law enforcement agencies.
2.
an intensive search for any person.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; man1 + hunt
Related forms
man hunter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for man hunt

manhunt

/ˈmænˌhʌnt/
noun
1.
an organized search, usually by police, for a wanted man or fugitive
Derived Forms
manhunter, noun
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