ferret out

phrasal verb
ferreted out; ferreting out; ferrets out

Definition of ferret out

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

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“Ferret out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferret%20out. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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