Definition of manhunt in English:



  • An organized search for a criminal, suspect, or escaped prisoner.

    ‘the military launched a big manhunt for army coup leaders’
    • ‘The find sparked a manhunt with 15 police officers, dog teams and the force helicopter scouring the area.’
    • ‘Although police launched a huge manhunt and interviewed hundreds of people, his killers were never brought to justice.’
    • ‘December 2, 1993, marked the end of one of the longest, bloodiest and most corrupt manhunts in history.’
    • ‘Her father reported her flight and a police manhunt was launched.’
    • ‘So ended one of the biggest and most maddening manhunts in history.’
    • ‘A police manhunt has been launched, with divers dredging a reservoir in Belfast.’
    • ‘The driver of their vehicle escaped from the scene and is now the subject of a police manhunt.’
    • ‘Police chiefs heading the manhunt have urged the bank to think seriously about agreeing to such an option.’
    • ‘A major manhunt was launched and detectives made numerous appeals in a bid to catch the culprit.’
    • ‘Cheshire Police have now launched a manhunt and stepped up police patrols in the town, with officers warning women to be vigilant.’
    • ‘One of North Yorkshire's biggest police manhunts was launched.’
    • ‘Police have launched a manhunt and believe the crimes may be linked, after witnesses gave similar descriptions for the offender.’
    • ‘Police continued a manhunt in the area, but by late yesterday the attacker had not been arrested.’
    • ‘She managed to escape and report the attack to police, sparking one of the biggest manhunts in Australian history.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the hunt for those responsible intensified with Scotland Yard engaged in one of the force's biggest ever manhunts.’
    • ‘He said the police believe the suspect was working with one or two other people and have launched a manhunt for them.’
    • ‘A nationwide manhunt was then launched to trace her husband, who had not been seen since the previous weekend.’
    • ‘Detectives have launched a manhunt after two men burst into the home of a young mother and threatened to harm her newborn baby.’
    • ‘The murderer was shot dead by police after a four-day manhunt, according to a report in the Southern Weekend.’
    • ‘Police in Cheshire and north Wales launched a massive manhunt but failed to locate the car in time.’