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"sleuth" in British English

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sleuthnoun [C]

uk   us   /sluːθ/ old-fashioned or humorous
someone whose ​job is to ​discoverinformation about crimes and ​find out who is ​responsible for them
Synonym
sleuthing
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈsluː.θɪŋ/ informal
Some sleuthing from ​ourinvestigativereporteruncovered some ​interestinginformation on Parkinson.
(Definition of sleuth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sleuthnoun [C]

 us   /sluθ/
someone who ​discoversinformation about ​crimes
(Definition of sleuth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sleuth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 侦探…
in Turkish dedektif, hafiye…
in Russian сыщик, детектив…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偵探…
in Polish detektyw…
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