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Definition of ferret verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ferret

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈfɛrət//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ferret
     
    he / she / it ferrets
     
    past simple ferreted
     
    -ing form ferreting
     
     
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  1. 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. 2 [intransitive] to hunt rabbits, rats, etc. using ferrets
  3. Phrasal Verbsferret somebody/somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ferret

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