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Definition of ferret out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ferret out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

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ferret out something

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ferret somebody out

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ferret something out

 
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(informal) to discover information or to find somebody/something by searching thoroughly, asking a lot of questions, etc. He is determined to ferret out the truth about what happened.
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