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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • /ˈfer.ɪt/
    • /ˈfer.ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈfer.ɪt/

Definition of ferreted word

  • noun ferreted Simple past tense and past participle of ferret. 1

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ferreted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for ferreted

verb ferreted

  • searched — to go or look through (a place, area, etc.) carefully in order to find something missing or lost: They searched the woods for the missing child. I searched the desk for the letter.
  • hunted — to chase or search for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching or killing.
  • delved — Simple past tense and past participle of delve.
  • dug — a simple past tense and past participle of dig1. and dig2 .
  • uncovered — having no cover or covering.

noun ferreted

  • snooped — to prowl or pry; go about in a sneaking, prying way.

Antonyms for ferreted

verb ferreted

  • covered — A covered area is an area that has a roof.
  • dirtied — Simple past tense and past participle of dirty.
  • filled — to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water.
  • ignored — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • neglected — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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