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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
    his artistic pursuits
  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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