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ferret out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ferret out

  1. to come upon after searching, study, or effort <the reporter ferreted out massive evidence of corruption at city hall> Synonyms ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), find (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn upRelated Words espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seekNear Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, missetAntonyms miss, overlook, pass over




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