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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hunting for game in a quiet and cautious manner, or under cover; stalking; hence, colloquially, the pursuit of any object quietly and cautiously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hunt stealthily; stalk; lie in ambush for.
  • To hunt without making a noise; pursue game stealthily or under cover.
  • n. A hunt for game carried on by stalking or from ambush.
  • n. In politics, a secret canvass carried on somewhat after the methods of a still-hunt for game, with precautions against publicity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
  • v. hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

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