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American English: /ˈfɛrət/
British English: /ˈfɛrɪt/

Translation of ferret in Spanish:


intransitive verb

  • 1 (search)
    Example sentences
    • I looked down at the little ashtray on his gold coloured hostess trolley, two lonely pound coins looked back up at me, so i ferreted around in my pocket for something smaller.
    • But one night, a woolly-hatted youth ferreted around in the skip and extracted the ancient rucksack.
    • Katherine and Kyla ferreted around the racks looking for good clothes.
    Example sentences
    • Even if you don't like the story, you have to respect his sheer investigative skill in ferreting it out.
    • But Sid wasn't really the type that offered up information easily, preferring to have his barmates ferret it out of him.
    • If there's a story that has any connection with the Super Bowl, it will be ferreted out by 3,000 newspaper, radio and TV people.
  • 2 (Sport)to go ferreting
    cazar con hurones
    Example sentences
    • Their excuse, said Mr Evans, was that they were visiting Cumbria for rabbiting and ferreting - an implausible explanation at a time when people were not allowed on to farmland because of the foot-and-mouth epidemic.
    • James has kindly offered to induct me into the wiles and ways of the shooting gent, starting with an invitation to go ferreting for rabbits.
    Example sentences
    • I just ferreted this hole as I wanted to find out where all the bolt holes were before I gassed it, and as I had the nets in my pocket I thought ...why not!
    • We ferreted several warrens, and thus several breeding groups, in each capture area.

Phrasal verbs

ferret around

ferret about verb + adverb

ferret out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
to ferret something out of somebody
sonsacarle algo a alguien
I couldn't ferret the truth out of him
no le pude sonsacar la verdad
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