ferret - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participleferreting
past tenseferreted
past participleferreted
  1. 1
    to search for something in a small space
    ferret around/about:

    She was ferreting around in a drawer for her keys.

  2. 2
    to hunt for rabbits or rats with a ferret

phrasal verbs