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  • as inransack
  • as inroot
  • as inscout
  • as insearch
  • as inunearth
  • as ingrub

synonyms for ferreting

  • comb
  • gut
  • loot
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • raid
  • rob
  • scour
  • seize
  • take away
  • appropriate
  • despoil
  • explore
  • ferret
  • filch
  • hunt
  • investigate
  • lift
  • maraud
  • overhaul
  • peer
  • pilfer
  • pinch
  • poach
  • probe
  • pry
  • purloin
  • rake
  • rape
  • ravish
  • rifle
  • rummage
  • rustle
  • sack
  • scan
  • scrutinize
  • search
  • seek
  • sound
  • spoil
  • spy
  • steal
  • strip
  • thieve
  • go over with a fine-tooth comb
  • go through
  • lay waste
  • leave no stone unturned
  • look all over for
  • look high and low
  • look into
  • make off with
  • shake down
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antonyms for ferreting

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  • give
  • offer
  • protect
  • receive
  • find
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • order
  • organize
  • care for
  • clean
  • neaten
  • tidy
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How to use ferreting in a sentence

It’s worth noting that this is a very small sample size, as only six ferrets received the treatment.
THE CDC RELEASED A COVID-19 TEST KNOWING IT HAD A HIGH FAILURE RATERACHAEL ZISKNOVEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
To test the nasal spray, researchers used ferrets, which were chosen because they can catch viruses through their noses like humans.
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This dreamer could be seen daily ferreting around the Quarter for a studio always bigger than the one he had.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
A village poacher, ferreting on the hillside, chanced to see her, as she lay not far off in a patch of clover.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHTALFRED W. REES
In any case, he is very well informed of all that goes on here, and clever at ferreting out new information.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.2/3, 1836-1840DUCHESSE DE DINO
But I want to have as little to do with spying and ferreting as possible.
THE YOUNG CONTINENTALS AT BUNKER HILLJOHN T. MCINTYRE
People hid their most precious books from the ferreting eyes of the inquisitioners in baking ovens, cellars, and caves.
BOHEMIA UNDER HAPSBURG MISRULEVARIOUS
On one occasion, while ferreting rabbits, I lost the ferret about a mile away from home.
ANIMAL INTELLIGENCEGEORGE J. ROMANES
Or, he brightened momently, could he develop other methods of ferreting out information?
MAN OF MANY MINDSE. EVERETT EVANS
One who spends his life ferreting out crime is apt to have the soul of a criminal.
THE ETERNAL CITYHALL CAINE
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