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witch-hunt

[wich-huhnt] /ˈwɪtʃˌhʌnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to subject to a witch hunt.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for witchhunt

witch-hunt

noun
1.
a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
Derived Forms
witch-hunter, noun
witch-hunting, noun, adjective
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