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pursuit

noun  us   /pərˈsut/

pursuit noun (ACT OF FOLLOWING)

[C/U] the act of following or searching for someone or something, in order to catch or attack the person or thing: [U] The two children ran through the field in pursuit of their puppy.

pursuit noun (ATTEMPT)

[U] an attempt to achieve something: The Declaration of Independence states that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are basic human rights.

pursuit noun (ACTIVITY)

[C usually pl] an activity that you spend time and energy doing: scholarly pursuits
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