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Where a person decides to target another person for reasons which may, or may not, be obvious. It may be a work colleague who decides to undermine and belittle a co-worker, or it could be a person who makes it their objective to slander the reputation of a 'friend' or associate. Essentially, it is a targeted attack against one person, for reasons that are not necessarily tangible. Trying to find someone to target and humiliate.
At the meeting today I felt like John was on a witch hunt.
by SuspendedMagic August 24, 2010
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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What a guilty Witch screams loud and often when they are close to being prosecuted for a crime that they have committed.
"There have never been any children in my gingerbread house! This is a total witch hunt!"
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by DJ_Trump April 27, 2018
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What a criminal says when cornered by the law.

When Donald Trump doesn't like being accused of what he has done, he often deflects to claiming that Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama has done something wrong. When people get bored of this, he instead refers to the ongoing investigation of himself as a "witch hunt". The "witch hunt" has resulted in lots of indictments and guilty pleas for various colluders.

The term "Witch hunt" keeps changing meaning. The term originally used to refer to witch hunting during the medieval times, when innocent women accused of being "witches" were burnt or drowned. Later the term was used about the practice of accusing people of something they hadn't done. Now Donald Trump uses this term to refer to the ongoing FBI investigation and the juridical process against people connected to Trump.
It is a witch hunt! (President Richard Nixon, during the Watergate scandal)
It is a witch hunt! (President Donald Trump, during the Russian Collusion scandal)
by JanOtto July 25, 2018
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A search for something that isn’t real, or proven to be real.

Searching for something that will never be found because it does not exist.
Originally used in midieval times to search for people who were thought to be witches. β€œWe’re going on a β€˜witch hunt’”... But since we now know that witches are not real the term has evolved to mean to search for something not real.
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where you hunt someone down for something they done, in-game > killing them continuously every round to prevent them from winning/getting kills
also says rude things to you/about you and makes fun of you
idiot: I propose a witch-hunt on >insert name here<
his friends: this will be fun
by someonedxdxdxxdx February 06, 2018
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it is when a girl dresses like a witch and you fuck her up the ass on a broom stick
Damn, i should have went a witch hunt with her.
by cock sock 69 December 22, 2011
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