from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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