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still hunt

noun
1.
a hunt for game carried on stealthily, as by stalking, or under cover, as in ambush.
2.
Informal. a quiet or secret pursuit of any object.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30

still-hunt

[stil-huhnt] /ˈstɪlˌhʌnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to pursue or ambush by a still hunt.
verb (used without object)
2.
to carry on a still hunt.
Origin
1855-60, Americanism
Related forms
still-hunter, noun
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Examples from the web for still hunt
  • If they do not win, they can still hunt in there area of primary choice.
  • Some humans still hunt, fish and trap animals for food.
  • They both started out on a still hunt for the author and forgot to return until more encouraging returns interested those present.
British Dictionary definitions for still hunt

still hunt

noun
1.
the hunting of game by stalking or ambushing
verb
2.
to hunt (quarry) in this way
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