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Synonyms of ferret in English:


  • 1 she ferreted in her handbag
    rummage, search about, scrabble around, feel around, grope around, forage around, fish about/around, poke about/around, scratch about/around, delve, dig, hunt;
    search through, hunt through, rifle through, sift through, go through, scour, ransack, explore
    British informal rootle around
    Australian/New Zealand informal fossick through
    rare roust around
  • 2 our headmistress was good at ferreting out misdemeanors
    unearth, uncover, discover, detect, search out, elicit, bring to light, bring into the open, reveal, get at, run to earth, track down, turn up, dig up, dig out, root out, hunt out, fish out, nose out, sniff out
    informal get wind of, get wise to, rumble
    rare uncloak
  • Word links

    jack1 male
    jill female
    kit2 young
    busyness collective noun
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