There are 2 translations of ferret in Spanish:

ferret1

Pronunciation: /ˈferət; ˈferɪt/

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There are 2 translations of ferret in Spanish:

ferret2

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  • 1.1 (search) husmear, hurgar*
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 [Sport/Deporte] to go ferreting huronear, cazar* con hurones
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    • 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.
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    • 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/verbo + adverbio

ferret out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[colloquial/familiar] [secret] descubrir* to ferret sth out of sb sonsacarle* algo a algn I couldn't ferret the truth out of him no le pude sonsacar la verdad

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hedgehog …
Cultural fact of the day

The Cortes Generales is the Spanish Parliament, consisting of two houses, the lower house or Congreso de los Diputados and the upper house or Senado. It is a legislative body, approves state budgets, and exercises other powers relating to international treaties and agreements, the autonomous regions and appointments to posts in institutions such as the Tribunal Constitucional.