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quest

noun [C] uk   /kwest/ literary us  
C2 a long search for something that is difficult to find, or an attempt to achieve something difficult: Nothing will stop them in their quest for truth. She went to India on a spiritual quest. [+ to infinitive] She does aerobics four times a week in her quest to achieve the perfect body.
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in Spanish busca, búsqueda…
in French recherche…
in German die Suche…
in Chinese (Traditional) 探索, 尋求, 追求…
in Russian продвижение к цели, поиски…
in Turkish arama, arayış, araştırma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 探索, 寻求, 追求…
in Polish poszukiwanie, zmaganie, walka…
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