hunt down

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hunt down (third-person singular simple present hunts down, present participle hunting down, simple past and past participle hunted down)

  1. (transitive) To hunt something and capture or kill it.
  2. (transitive) To destroy by persecution or violence.
  3. (transitive, colloquial) To find with difficulty.
    I managed to hunt down a surviving copy of the magazine.