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;
British informal rootle around
Australian/New Zealand informal fossick through
rare roust around
2 our headmistress was good at ferreting out misdemeanors
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