ferret

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
ferret

Plural
ferrets

A ferret
  1. A small animal that eats meat. Ferrets often hunt rabbits and other small animals. Ferrets are similar to weasels and are related to weasels.


Verb[change]

Plain form
ferret

Third-person singular
ferrets

Past tense
ferreted

Past participle
ferreted

Present participle
ferreting

  1. To use ferrets to hunt other animals.
  2. If you "ferret something out" you search for it and find it. You could be trying to find something, or to solve a problem (find the answer). Often, this means you have to go through a lot of material to find a little bit you want.
    Do you think you can ferret the names we need out of the list.