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pursuitnoun

uk   /pəˈsjuːt/  us   /pɚˈsuːt/

pursuit noun (ACTIVITY)

[C usually plural] an activity that you spend time doing, usually when you are not working: I enjoy outdoor pursuits, like hiking and riding. I don't have much opportunity for leisure pursuits these days.

pursuit noun (FOLLOWING)

[C or U] the act of following someone or something to try to catch him, her, or it: Three people have been killed in high-speed pursuits by the police recently. The robbers fled the scene of the crime, with the police in pursuit.

pursuit noun (ATTEMPT)

C2 [U] the act of trying to achieve a plan, activity, or situation, usually over a long period of time: the pursuit of happiness The company is ruthless in its pursuit of profit. The union is on strike in pursuit of (= trying to achieve) a ten percent pay increase.
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