Meaning of “pursuit” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] uk /pəˈsjuːt/ us /pərˈsuːt/

an attempt to achieve a plan, activity, or situation, usually over a long period of time:

the pursuit of pleasure
He left his native country in pursuit of freedom.

the act of following someone or something to try to catch them:

The police are in pursuit of a 25-year-old murder suspect.

(Definition of “pursuit” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)