witch hunt

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witch hunts
plural form of witch hunt
A search witches, persons believed to be using sorcery or harmful magic, in order to persecute and typically kill them
A public smear-campaign against an individual
An attempt to find and publicly punish a group of people perceived as a threat, usually on ideological or political grounds
searching out and harassing dissenters
disapproval A witch-hunt is an attempt to find and punish a particular group of people who are being blamed for something, often simply because of their opinions and not because they have actually done anything wrong. an attempt to find and punish people in a society or organization whose opinions are regarded as wrong or dangerous - used to show disapproval
Another spelling of witch-hunt
witch hunt

    Турецкое произношение

    wîç hʌnt


    /ˈwəʧ ˈhənt/ /ˈwɪʧ ˈhʌnt/


    [ 'wich ] (noun.) before 12th century. Middle English wicche, from Old English wicca, masculine, wizard & wicce, feminine, witch; akin to Middle High German wicken to bewitch, Old English wigle divination, and perhaps to Old High German wIh holy; more at VICTIM.

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