- 1 [intransitive] ferret (around) (for something) (informal) to search for something that is lost or hidden among a lot of things She opened the drawer and ferreted around for her keys.
- 2 [intransitive] to hunt rabbits, rats, etc. using ferrets Phrasal Verbsferret somebody/somethingout
NAmE//ˈfɛrət//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ferret
he / she / it ferrets
past simple ferreted
-ing form ferreting