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ferret pronunciación
noun
1 a small, half-tame, albino type of polecat, used for driving rabbits and rats from their holes.
2 an inquisitive and persistent investigator.
verb (ferreted , ferreting )
1 tr & intr to hunt (rabbits, etc) with a ferret.
2 intr (sometimes ferret about or around) to search busily; to rummage.
[14c: from French furet , from Latin fur thief]
ferreter noun someone who ferrets.
ferrety adjective like a ferret.
ferret something out
1 to drive (an animal, etc) out of a hiding place.
2 to find it out through persistent investigation.


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