ferret (about)

ferret (about)
verb (to search busily and persistently: He ferreted about in the cupboard.) myszkować

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  • ferret somebody out — ˌferret sb/sthˈout derived (informal) to discover information or to find sb/sth by searching thoroughly, asking a lot of questions, etc • He is determined to ferret out the truth about what happened. Main entry: ↑ferretderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • ferret something out — ˌferret sb/sthˈout derived (informal) to discover information or to find sb/sth by searching thoroughly, asking a lot of questions, etc • He is determined to ferret out the truth about what happened. Main entry: ↑ferretderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ferret — Fer ret, n. [F. furet, cf. LL. furo; prob. fr. L. fur thief (cf. {Furtive}); cf. Arm. fur wise, sly.] (Zo[ o]l.) An animal of the Weasel family ({Mustela furo} syn. {Putorius furo}), about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ferret — ferret1 ferreter, n. ferrety, adj. /fer it/, n. 1. a domesticated, usually red eyed, and albinic variety of the polecat, used in Europe for driving rabbits and rats from their burrows. 2. See black footed ferret. v.t. 3. to drive …   Universalium

  • ferret — 1 noun (C) a small animal with a pointed nose used to hunt rats and rabbits 2 verb (I) 1 (always + adv/prep) informal to search for something inside a drawer, box etc by pushing things about (+ about/around/for): She ferreted about in her desk… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ferret — fer|ret1 [ˈferıt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: furet, from Latin fur thief ] a small animal with a pointed nose, used to hunt rats and rabbits ferret 2 ferret2 v 1.) [always + adverb/preposition] [i]informal to search for somet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ferret — I UK [ˈferɪt] / US [ˈferət] noun [countable] Word forms ferret : singular ferret plural ferrets a small thin furry animal with a long tail that people use for hunting rabbits and rats II UK [ˈferɪt] / US [ˈferət] verb [intransitive] Word forms… …   English dictionary

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