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questnoun [C]

uk   us   /kwest/ literary
C2 a ​longsearch for something that is ​difficult to ​find, or an ​attempt to ​achieve something ​difficult: Nothing will ​stop them intheir quest fortruth. She went to ​India on a ​spiritual quest. [+ to infinitive] She does ​aerobics four ​times a ​week in her quest toachieve the ​perfectbody.

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

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questnoun [C]

 us   /kwest/
a ​longsearch for something that is ​difficult to ​find: a quest for the ​meaning of ​life
(Definition of quest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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