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pursuit
American English: /pərˈsut/
British English: /pəˈsjuːt/

Translation of pursuit in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable and countable 1.1 (chase) she set off in pursuit of the thief
    salió en persecución or a la caza del ladrón
    we saw him run past with two guards in hot pursuit
    lo vimos pasar corriendo con dos guardias pisándole los talones
    they crossed the border in hot pursuit of the insurgents
    cruzaron la frontera tras or en pos de los insurgentes
    Example sentences
    • Wayne was in pursuit of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.
    • As such, helicopter borne sections will swoop down on suspect vehicles in pursuit of looters and the illegal oil trade.
    • The vehicle sped off in pursuit of the prisoner and quickly caught up with him.
    Example sentences
    • The track pursuit specialist ultimately wants two more Olympic gold medals but has also been tipped to star in Tour de France time trials.
    • He is among the favourites to win a second gold in the track individual pursuit on Saturday.
    • There are still plenty of individual pursuits to be found in mountain bike racing.
    1.2 (search, striving)the pursuit of somethingthe pursuit of happiness
    la búsqueda de la felicidad
    in the pursuit of her goals
    en su lucha por alcanzar sus objetivos
  • 2 countable (pastime, activity) her leisure pursuits
    sus pasatiempos
    Example sentences
    • Kids went roller skating, played in the Jungle Tumble Land, had arts and crafts lessons and a host of other sporting and fun pursuits including football, tennis, badminton and basketball.
    • The officers use sport as a tool to engage young people in active recreation and leisure pursuits and facilities at the level to suit their needs.
    • This might be an opportune time to explore or return to hobbies, leisure activities or career pursuits.

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