Definition of 'witch-hunt'
Example sentences containing 'witch hunt'
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But we're not conducting a witch hunt, we're investigating a murder. THE MARSHAL AND THE MURDERER (1989)
This is a political witch-hunt. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many Indian businessmen are concerned about a witch-hunt on their political ties. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'witch-hunt'
Used Rarely. witch hunt is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'witch-hunt'
British English: witch-hunt NOUN
A witch-hunt is an attempt to find and punish a particular group of people who are being blamed for something.
He led the witch-hunt against alleged communists in the 1950s.
Definition of witch-hunt from the Collins English Dictionary
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