ferret out

Definition of ferret out

  1. :  to find (something, such as information) by careful searching He's good at ferreting out the facts.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a domesticated usually albino, brownish, or silver-gray animal (Mustela putorius furo) that is descended from the European polecat

    :  black-footed ferret

    :  an active and persistent searcher

  1. :  to hunt with ferrets

    :  to search about

    :  to hunt (animals, such as rabbits) with ferrets

  1. :  a narrow cotton, silk, or wool tape —called also ferreting

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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a trip made at another's expense

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