1 chase, pursue, dog, hound, stalk, trail, track (down), trace; course:
The jewel thieves were hunted across three continents.
2 Also, hunt for or up or out or through. seek (out), search (for), go in search of or for, look (high and low) for, quest after, go in quest of, scour, ransack, investigate, pry into, go over or through with a fine-tooth comb, examine, explore, Colloq US check out:
Detectives hunted the carpet for clues. She is hunting a job in publishing. I have hunted for the ring but cannot find it. Can you hunt up someone to fill the vacancy? Hunt through your pockets again for the key.
3 chase, pursuit, tracking (down), stalking, hunting; course:
The ten-year hunt for the thieves continues.
4 search, quest:
My hunt ended when I found the ring.