Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FERRETING

It's no joke to see you tossing all my things about and ferreting everywhere in this way.

The case is one of importance and no delay should occur in ferreting it out.

He had not, with all his skill and cunning, her genius for ferreting.

Of the many modes of taking the "coney," ferreting and field-netting are the most common.

Of the many modes of taking the "coney," ferreting is the most common.

She has been ferreting me out, like a rabbit, and making me confused.

One does not court refusals; but you know his meddling, ferreting ways.

But I want to have as little to do with spying and ferreting as possible.

"I'm ferreting for Mr. Soames's cheque for twenty pounds," said Mr. Toogood.

The police were ferreting about the hotel, questioning everybody.