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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 informalrootle around
    Australian/New Zealand informalfossick through
    rareroust 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
    informalget wind of, get wise to, rumble
  • Word links

    jack1 male
    jill female
    kit2 young
    busyness collective noun

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