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treasure hunt

a game in which each person or team attempts to be first in finding something that has been hidden, using written directions or clues. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Well, a treasure-hunt and a boy-hunt are only different aspects of a hunt, aren't they?

  • If not, how could they fail to enter with zest into the midnight treasure-hunt?

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • If we don't tackle 'em we might just as well never have come on this treasure-hunt at all.

    The Aztec Treasure-House Thomas Allibone Janvier
  • A treasure-hunt through the woods was the program for the afternoon.

  • I confess that I entered upon this treasure-hunt hampered by a very strong feeling of doubt.

  • Next morning they were up betimes; the excitement of the treasure-hunt was upon each man, and would not let him tarry.

    My Strangest Case Guy Boothby
British Dictionary definitions for treasure-hunt

treasure hunt

a game in which players act upon successive clues and are eventually directed to a prize
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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