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Synonyms of ferret

Noun


1. black-footed ferret, ferret, Mustela nigripes, musteline mammal, mustelid, musteline

usage: musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct

2. ferret, polecat, fitch, foulmart, foumart, Mustela putorius

usage: domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits

Verb


1. ferret, hound, hunt, trace

usage: hound or harry relentlessly

2. ferret, hunt, run, hunt down, track down

usage: hunt with ferrets

3. ferret out, ferret, discover, find

usage: search and discover through persistent investigation; "She ferreted out the truth"

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