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English definition of “ferret sth out”

ferret sth out

phrasal verb with ferret     /ˈfer.ɪt/ verb informal
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 .Finding and discovering
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