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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.
(Definition of pursuit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pursuitnoun

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 children ran through the field in pursuit of their puppy.
  • pursuit noun (ATTEMPT)

[U] an attempt to achieve something: The Declaration of Independence states that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are basic human rights.
  • pursuit noun (ACTIVITY)

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