Definition of house-hunt in English:



  • Seek a house to buy or rent and live in.

    • ‘‘Well, I was wondering,’ he spoke slowly, ‘if you would like to help me house-hunt?’’
    • ‘The Alahans, who live in a flat in the programme, are house-hunting for a larger premises as they are expecting a new addition to the family.’
    • ‘Today was a good day for house-hunting - sunny and warm, even hot.’
    • ‘For them it's a first rather than a last resort, like going to a garage if you want to buy a car, or to an estate agent if you're house-hunting.’
    • ‘But hopefully, after the next few weeks, when things settle down, we can start house-hunting and get our wives up.’
    • ‘The dreadful British weather - non-existent summers and endless winters - and stressful lives are the two main reasons so many people are house-hunting in Southern Spain.’
    • ‘This was an important trip - for house-hunting - as they planned to get married in less than a year.’
    • ‘Apparently Kate is currently house-hunting in London so she can be near her bloke.’
    • ‘The Beckhams fell in love with the five-bedroom barn conversion when they went house-hunting for a property big enough for their growing family last year.’
    • ‘Ultimately, this left me seriously out of pocket, so I switched to a long-established local firm that had impressed my wife when she was house-hunting.’
    • ‘Instead, I wandered free as a bird across Michelin maps and estate agents' websites, and used house-hunting as an excuse for a series of pleasantly unfocused trips to parts of France I hardly knew at all.’
    • ‘Recently divorced, Foster is now house-hunting with her teenage daughter and appears to be seeking a hotel rather than a humble abode.’
    • ‘While she was there, she was also spotted house-hunting - sparking speculation she wanted to move closer to her new beau.’
    • ‘More persuasive is the suggestion that consumers will use the function to show others what they can see - while shopping or house-hunting, for example.’
    • ‘She has got a job in York and has started house-hunting.’
    • ‘I started house-hunting in Kilkenny with Pat Gannon and it was a painless, efficient process.’
    • ‘As soon as we have a valuation and are on the market I have to hit the road and go house-hunting.’
    • ‘They began house-hunting in earnest and in May, according to estate agents, found a suitable property in Connaught Square, not far from Marble Arch in central London.’
    • ‘Billie went house-hunting with Chris on Wednesday, and they both decided to take a look at the £2 million house across the road from Chris's home.’
    • ‘Sources close to Simpson say that after remortgaging he went house-hunting in Tuscany.’