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English definition of “ferret”

ferret

verb     /ˈfer.ɪt/ informal
[I + adv/prep] 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.Searching [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.Searching
(Definition of ferret verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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