witch hunt: Meaning and Definition of

witch' hunt"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an intensive effort to discover and expose disloyalty, subversion, dishonesty, or the like, usually based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.


Pronunciation: (wich'hunt"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to subject to a witch hunt.
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