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English definition of “pursuit”

pursuit

noun [U] (ATTEMPT)    /pəˈsjuːt/ US  /pɚˈsuːt/
C2 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 .Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of pursuit noun (ATTEMPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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