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A groove or recess in a wall, made to provide space as for a pipe or conduit
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  1. A groove or recess in a wall, made to provide space as for a pipe or conduit
  2. A license to hunt over a specified area or to keep animals there as game
  3. The hunting of game:
The act or an instance of shooting a gun, specif., one that results in wounding or killing
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  1. The act or an instance of shooting a gun, specif., one that results in wounding or killing
A sport in which hunters on horses ride after dogs in pursuit of a fox
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  1. A sport in which hunters on horses ride after dogs in pursuit of a fox
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  1. An English patronymic surname​, variant of Hawkins.
  2. Hunting with hawks; falconry
  3. Action of the verb to hawk.
(Sports) A horserace across open country or over an obstacle course.
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  1. (Sports) A horserace across open country or over an obstacle course.
  2. A cross-country footrace or one run over a prepared course with ditches and other obstacles
  3. A horse race run over a prepared course with artificial obstructions, such as ditches, hedges, and walls
The act or sport of hunting; the chase.
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  1. The act or sport of hunting; the chase.
  2. The indulgence in or pursuit of sexual activity.
  3. (Archaic) The act or practice of hunting game; the chase
A part of a meal served as a unit at one time:
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  1. A part of a meal served as a unit at one time:
  2. Development in a particular way; progress:
  3. A complete body of prescribed studies constituting a curriculum:
A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
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  1. A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
  2. A steady onward movement or course
  3. A series of such competitions for horses, cars, etc. on a regular course
The act, process, or art of fishing with a hook and line and usually a rod.
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  1. The act, process, or art of fishing with a hook and line and usually a rod.
The act, occupation, or sport of catching fish.
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  1. The act, occupation, or sport of catching fish.
  2. ​(uncountable) The business of catching fish, molluscs, crustaceans or echinoderms in large quantities for sale.
  3. (Uncountable) The activity or sport of catching fish from a body of water.
(Informal) Evasive, trifling, or manipulative behavior:
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  1. (Informal) Evasive, trifling, or manipulative behavior:
  2. (Mathematics) A model of a competitive situation that identifies interested parties and stipulates rules governing all aspects of the competition, used in game theory to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party.
  3. A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules:
(Cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
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  1. (Cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
  2. The act of pursuing.
  3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
(Rare) The art or science of fishing
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  1. (Rare) The art or science of fishing
A careful search or examination; systematic inquiry
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  1. A careful search or examination; systematic inquiry
  2. The act or process of investigating:
  3. A careful examination or search in order to discover facts or gain information.
  1. A model of Ford automobile
  2. An instrumented spacecraft for exploring the upper atmosphere, space, or a celestial body in order to get information about the environment, physical properties, etc.
  3. An exploratory action or expedition, especially one designed to investigate and obtain information on a remote or unknown region:
An investigation or examination
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  1. An investigation or examination
  2. A close examination of a matter:
  3. The act of inquiring:
An attempt to seize control of a company, as by acquiring a majority of its stock.
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  1. An attempt to seize control of a company, as by acquiring a majority of its stock.
  2. A predatory operation mounted against a competitor, especially an attempt to lure away the personnel or membership of a competing organization.
  3. A deliberate attempt by one or more speculators to cause a quick, unexpected fall in stock market prices
An expedition undertaken in medieval romance by a knight in order to perform a prescribed feat:
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  1. An expedition undertaken in medieval romance by a knight in order to perform a prescribed feat:
  2. Any journey or undertaking in pursuit of a typically lofty or noble goal
  3. In medieval romance, a chivalric journey undertaken by a knight in order to procure or achieve a particular object or end
An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
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  1. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
  2. (Cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
  3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
An exploring or being explored
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  1. An exploring or being explored
  2. The act or an instance of exploring:
(Countable) A particular instance or piece of research.
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  1. (Countable) A particular instance or piece of research.
  2. (Uncountable) Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etc.; laborious or continued search after truth.
  3. Careful, systematic, patient study and investigation in some field of knowledge, undertaken to discover or establish facts or principles
The act of one who seeks; a search or quest to find something.
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  1. The act of one who seeks; a search or quest to find something.
A carrying out or putting into effect; prosecution.
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  1. A carrying out or putting into effect; prosecution.
  2. A completion or putting into effect of something already begun; a prosecution.
  3. A pursuing, or carrying out, as of a project, plan, etc.
(Nautical) The part of a mast below the hounds and above the deck.
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  1. (Nautical) The part of a mast below the hounds and above the deck.
  2. Pursuit, especially when persistent or relentless.
The State as the party that institutes and carries on criminal proceedings in court
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  1. The State as the party that institutes and carries on criminal proceedings in court
  2. A pursuing of a lawsuit or a criminal trial; the party pursuing a criminal prosecution; the carrying out of any activity or plan. A pursuing of a lawsuit or a criminal trial; the party pursuing a criminal prosecution; the carrying out of any activity or plan.
  3. A prosecuting, or following up
The act of inquiring into a matter; an investigation.
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  1. The act of inquiring into a matter; an investigation.
  2. The written finding of such an inquiry
  3. An investigation that violates the privacy or rights of individuals, especially through rigorous or harsh interrogation.
A lengthy, searching look
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  1. A lengthy, searching look
  2. A careful, continuous watch; surveillance
  3. Close, careful examination or observation.
An investigation or inquiry:
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  1. An investigation or inquiry:
  2. (Law) An investigation conducted by a coroner, sometimes with the aid of a jury, into the cause of death of a person when the cause may be criminal.
  3. An inquiry into a particular subject matter by a special jury.
An act or effort made in the pursuit of knowledge:
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  1. An act or effort made in the pursuit of knowledge:
  2. A branch of knowledge or department of learning:
  3. A detailed examination, analysis, or experiment investigating a subject or phenomenon:
An interrogating or being interrogated; examination
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  1. An interrogating or being interrogated; examination
  2. (Short for, Now Rare) interrogation mark
  3. The detailed questioning of a suspect by the police or other law-enforcement authorities. The detailed questioning of a suspect by the police or other law-enforcement authorities.
A regular path or track; a course.
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  1. A regular path or track; a course.
  2. The action of one that traces
  3. A record in the form of a graph made by a device such as a seismograph.
A thorough search, usually resulting in disorder.
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  1. A thorough search, usually resulting in disorder.
  2. A thorough search among a number of things.
  3. (Nautical) A place or room for the stowage of cargo in a ship; also, the act of stowing cargo; the pulling and moving about of packages incident to close stowage; formerly written romage.
A group or gathering of admirers, adherents, or disciples:
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  1. A group or gathering of admirers, adherents, or disciples:
  2. Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the.
  3. A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.
The act of scouting or exploring (especially military or medical) to gain information.
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  1. The act of scouting or exploring (especially military or medical) to gain information.
  2. An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information.
(Informal) A quick look or inspection
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  1. (Informal) A quick look or inspection
  2. A quick survey or glance.
To come or go after; proceed behind:
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  1. To come or go after; proceed behind:
  2. To move along the course of; take:
  3. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
To put to flight; drive:
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  1. To put to flight; drive:
  2. To follow quickly or persistently in order to catch or harm
  3. To run after; follow; pursue
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To chase or pursue a person.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To chase or pursue a person.
To go through (an area) in pursuit of prey or quarry.
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  1. To go through (an area) in pursuit of prey or quarry.
  2. To follow or pursue (another person) persistently in a harassing and, typically, obsessive way
  3. To follow or observe (a person) persistently, especially out of obsession or derangement.
To pressure or force from a place or situation:
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  1. To pressure or force from a place or situation:
  2. To hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag
  3. To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism:
To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting; track.
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  1. To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting; track.
  2. To allow to drag or stream behind, as along the ground:
  3. To follow the course taken by; pursue:
Totally; completely. Often used in combination:
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  1. Totally; completely. Often used in combination:
  2. To follow, hunt, or track down doggedly
  3. To hold or secure with a mechanical dog
To go to; resort to
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  1. To go to; resort to
  2. To try to locate or discover; search for:
  3. To try to get or find out by asking or searching
To succeed in preserving in lasting form:
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  1. To succeed in preserving in lasting form:
  2. To attract and hold:
  3. To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
(Informal) To overcome with laughter, chagrin, pleasure, surprise, etc.
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  1. (Informal) To overcome with laughter, chagrin, pleasure, surprise, etc.
  2. To cause (an engine, etc.) to stop; turn off
  3. To spend (time) on matters of little or no importance
(Slang) To send, hand, or give in a swift or hasty way
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  1. (Slang) To send, hand, or give in a swift or hasty way
  2. To record on film or video using a movie camera:
  3. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
(Idiomatic) to persist, continue to advance
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  1. (Idiomatic) to persist, continue to advance
(Film) To follow (a moving object or person) with a moving camera
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  1. (Film) To follow (a moving object or person) with a moving camera
  2. To leave marks made of (dirt or mud, for example) on a surface:
  3. To observe or monitor the course of (an aircraft, for example), as by radar.
To move the heels rhythmically in dancing
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  1. To move the heels rhythmically in dancing
  2. To tilt or cause to tilt to one side.
  3. To follow at one's heels:
To make gloomy or troubled, especially over time:
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  1. To make gloomy or troubled, especially over time:
  2. To follow, especially in secret; trail.
  3. To stay close to or follow, esp. in secret, so as to observe the movements and activities of
(Idiomatic) To pursue someone with romantic intentions; to woo.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To pursue someone with romantic intentions; to woo.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see chase,‎ after.
To tempt or attract into a situation, esp. one that is dangerous, risky, etc.
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  1. To tempt or attract into a situation, esp. one that is dangerous, risky, etc.
  2. To catch or hold, especially with a loop.
  3. To get hold or control of (something difficult to catch):
To try to get something indirectly or by cunning
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  1. To try to get something indirectly or by cunning
  2. Any of numerous cold-blooded vertebrate animals that live in water. Fish have gills for obtaining oxygen, a lateral line for sensing pressure changes in the water, and a vertical tail. Most fish are covered with scales and have limbs in the form of fins. Fish were once classified together as a single group, but are now known to compose numerous evolutionarily distinct classes, including the bony fish, cartilaginous fish, jawless fish, lobe-finned fish, and placoderms .
  3. To catch or try to catch fish, shrimps, etc. in
To take a particular form, order, or expression:
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  1. To take a particular form, order, or expression:
  2. To move without hindrance or restraint:
  3. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
To sit on and be carried along by a horse or other animal, esp. one controlled by the rider
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  1. To sit on and be carried along by a horse or other animal, esp. one controlled by the rider
  2. To move by way of an intangible force or impetus; move as if on water:
  3. To work or move from the proper place, especially on the body:
To carry through vigorously to a conclusion:
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  1. To carry through vigorously to a conclusion:
  2. To control the movement or direct the course of (an automobile, horse and wagon, locomotive, etc.)
  3. To work or try hard, as to reach a goal
To hunt birds or other small game with the help of falcons or other hawks
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  1. To hunt birds or other small game with the help of falcons or other hawks
  2. To sell; to offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle.
  3. (Intransitive) To try to cough up something from one's throat; to clear the throat loudly.
To become muddy or broken up from being trampled. Used of land.
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  1. To become muddy or broken up from being trampled. Used of land.
  2. To take fish or game illegally, especially by trespassing on another's property.
  3. To become soggy or full of holes when trampled; turn into mud
To complain; grumble.
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  1. To complain; grumble.
To search around
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  1. To search around
  2. To hunt (rabbits, for example) with ferrets.
  3. To uncover and bring to light by searching. Often used with out:
To bring up or catch by such means.
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  1. To bring up or catch by such means.
  2. To take or escort (a person, for example), especially in overcoming resistance or reluctance:
  3. To move (an icon), esp. by means of a mouse, in such a way that its course can be followed
Contraction of of course.
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  1. Contraction of of course.
  2. To proceed or move swiftly in a certain direction or along a course:
  3. To move swiftly; run or race
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
  3. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
To scatter (a pulverized substance) by or as by the use of a sieve
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  1. To scatter (a pulverized substance) by or as by the use of a sieve
  2. To put (flour, for example) through a sieve in order to separate the fine from the coarse particles.
  3. To separate; screen; distinguish
To analyze or examine carefully in order to separate the various elements; sift
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  1. To analyze or examine carefully in order to separate the various elements; sift
  2. To separate the chaff from (grain) by means of a current of air.
  3. To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate:
A force acting on a moving body, opposite in direction to the movement of the body, caused by the interaction of the body and the medium it moves through. The strength of drag usually depends on the velocity of the body. &diamf3; Drag caused by buildup of pressure in front of the moving body and a decrease in pressure behind the body is called pressure drag . It is an important factor in the design of aerodynamically efficient shapes for cars and airplanes. &diamf3; Drag caused by the viscosity of the medium as the molecules along the body's surface move through it is called skin drag or skin friction . It is an important factor in the design of efficient surface materials for cars, airplanes, boat hulls, skis, and swimsuits.
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  1. A force acting on a moving body, opposite in direction to the movement of the body, caused by the interaction of the body and the medium it moves through. The strength of drag usually depends on the velocity of the body. &diamf3; Drag caused by buildup of pressure in front of the moving body and a decrease in pressure behind the body is called pressure drag . It is an important factor in the design of aerodynamically efficient shapes for cars and airplanes. &diamf3; Drag caused by the viscosity of the medium as the molecules along the body's surface move through it is called skin drag or skin friction . It is an important factor in the design of efficient surface materials for cars, airplanes, boat hulls, skis, and swimsuits.
  2. To take or escort (a person, for example), especially in overcoming resistance or reluctance:
  3. To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
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  1. To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
  2. To subject (a person) to questioning; interrogate.
  3. To pose questions or conduct an investigation:
(Idiomatic) To search for by rummaging, and then extract (an item from e.g. a container).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To search for by rummaging, and then extract (an item from e.g. a container).
  2. To deplete the supply of fish in a given body of water.
To drag or let drag behind one, esp. on the ground, etc.
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  1. To drag or let drag behind one, esp. on the ground, etc.
  2. To follow the course taken by; pursue:
  3. To become gradually fainter; dwindle:
To go through (a place) stealing valuables and causing disarray; pillage:
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  1. To go through (a place) stealing valuables and causing disarray; pillage:
  2. To loot or pillage. See also sack.
  3. To make a vigorous and thorough search of (a place, person) with a view to stealing something, especially when leaving behind a state of disarray.
To move through space in such a way as to represent or conform to the outline of (a given shape)
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  1. To move through space in such a way as to represent or conform to the outline of (a given shape)
  2. To follow the course or trail of:
  3. To determine (a source, date, etc.) by this procedure
To discover something after searching.
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  1. To discover something after searching.
To trace or track by a spoor
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  1. To trace or track by a spoor
  2. To track (an animal or person) by following the spoor.
To ask, especially politely or formally:
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  1. To ask, especially politely or formally:
  2. To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze:
  3. To seek information; ask a question or questions
(Idiomatic) To search thoroughly (for something), looking in every conceivable place.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To search thoroughly (for something), looking in every conceivable place.
  2. (Idiomatic, by extension) To perform a task carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.
To become clean and bright by being scoured
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  1. To become clean and bright by being scoured
  2. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
  3. To scrub something in order to clean or polish it.
To study or analyze:
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  1. To study or analyze:
  2. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises.
  3. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
To examine by questioning formally or officially.
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  1. To examine by questioning formally or officially.
  2. (Computers) To transmit a signal for setting off an appropriate response.
  3. To ask questions
To dispute; challenge
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  1. To dispute; challenge
  2. To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine:
  3. To ask a question or questions
To discover by searching thoroughly.
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  1. To discover by searching thoroughly.
  2. To search something thoroughly and with disregard for the way in which things were arranged.
  3. (Intransitive) To hastily search for something in a confined space and among many items by carelessly turning things over or pushing things aside.
To put to flight; drive:
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  1. To put to flight; drive:
  2. To go or follow in pursuit.
  3. To run after; follow; pursue
To force to go through or penetrate:
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  1. To force to go through or penetrate:
  2. (Basketball) To drive through (the lane)
  3. To drive a blow, ball, missile, etc.
To cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
  3. To publish in a periodical:
To move threateningly or menacingly.
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  1. To move threateningly or menacingly.
  2. To go through (an area) in pursuit of prey or quarry.
  3. To walk with a stiff, haughty, or angry gait:
To express by one's looks, or appearance
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  1. To express by one's looks, or appearance
  2. To have an appearance of conformity with:
  3. To seem or appear to be:
To search for; seek
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  1. To search for; seek
  2. To go in search
  3. To search for something:
To examine (a person) for something concealed, as by running one's hands over the clothing, through the pockets, etc.
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  1. To examine (a person) for something concealed, as by running one's hands over the clothing, through the pockets, etc.
  2. To search a place or space in order to find something:
  3. To look through (writings, records, etc.) to establish certain facts
To try to locate or discover; search for:
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  1. To try to locate or discover; search for:
  2. To try to find; search for; look for
  3. To look for someone or something
Find another word for hunt. In this page you can discover 138 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hunt, like: chase, sporting, shooting, coursing; lion hunt, tiger hunt, fox hunt, deer hunt, duck hunt, etc.; tracking, hawking and steeplechase.