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Meaning of “pursuit” in the English Dictionary

"pursuit" in British English

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pursuitnoun

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

"pursuit" in American English

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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 ​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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