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English definition of “ferret sth out”

ferret sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with ferret   /ˈfer.ɪt/ informal us  
to find out a piece of information or find someone or something, after looking in many places or asking many questions: [+ question word] I know his name but I haven't yet managed to ferret out where he lives.
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