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noun     pursuit pronunciation in British English
/pə(r)ˈsjuːt/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of trying to achieve something
    pursuit of:

    the pursuit of happiness

    in (the) pursuit of something:

    his single-mindedness in the pursuit of his goals

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of chasing someone or something in order to catch them
    in pursuit (of someone/something):

    A group of horsemen set off in pursuit.

  3. 3
    [countable] [usually plural] formal an activity that you enjoy
  4. 4
    [singular] the process of continuing with an activity
    pursuit of:

    Increased inflation would have resulted from the pursuit of this policy.

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