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ferret

noun [C] uk   /ˈfer.ɪt/ us  
a small, yellowish-white animal with a long body, bred for hunting rabbits and other small animals

ferret

verb uk   /ˈfer.ɪt/ informal us  
[I + adv/prep] UK to search for something by moving things around with your hands, especially in a drawer, bag, or other closed space: I was just ferreting around in my drawer for my passport. [I] to search for something or someone, by looking in many places or asking many questions: After a bit of ferreting, I managed to find his address.
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Translations of “ferret”
in Korean 흰담비…
in Arabic نِمس…
in French furet…
in Turkish dağ/yaban gelinciği…
in Italian furetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雪貂(馴養用以捕兔等小動物)…
in Russian хорек…
in Polish tchórz, fretka…
in Spanish hurón…
in Portuguese furão…
in German das Frettchen…
in Catalan fura…
in Japanese フェレット(イタチ科の動物、ウサギ狩に使う)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雪貂(驯养用以捕兔等小动物)…
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