pursuit Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pursuit" in British English

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uk   /pəˈsjuːt/  us   /pɚˈsuːt/

pursuit noun (ACTIVITY)

[C usually plural] an ​activity that you ​spendtime 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 ​policerecently. The ​robbersfled 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 ​longperiod of ​time: the pursuit ofhappiness The ​company is ​ruthless inits pursuit ofprofit. The ​union is on ​strike in pursuit of (= ​trying to ​achieve) a ten ​percentpayincrease.
(Definition of pursuit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pursuit" in American English

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 us   /pərˈsut/

pursuit noun (ACT OF FOLLOWING)

[C/U] the ​act of ​following or ​searching for someone or something, in ​order to ​catch or ​attack the ​person or thing: [U] The two ​childrenran through the ​field in pursuit of ​theirpuppy.

pursuit noun (ATTEMPT)

[U] an ​attempt to ​achieve something: The ​Declaration of ​Independencestates that ​life, ​liberty, and the pursuit of ​happiness are ​basichumanrights.

pursuit noun (ACTIVITY)

[C usually pl] an ​activity that you ​spendtime and ​energy doing: scholarly pursuits
(Definition of pursuit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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