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English definition of “pursuit”

pursuit

noun [U]
 
 
/pəˈsjuːt/ US  /pərˈsuːt/
TRY 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.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
FOLLOWING the act of following someone or something to try to catch them: The police are in pursuit of a 25-year-old murder suspect.Pursuing
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