ferret
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ferret(
feh
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riht
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el hurón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My uncle gave me a really cute ferret to keep as a pet.Mi tío me regaló un precioso hurón para cuidar de mascota.
When my ferret gets excited, he starts hopping sideways and bumping into things. It's really funny.Cuando mi hurón se emociona, comienza a saltar para los lados y se choca con las cosas. Da mucha risa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to hunt)
a. cazar con hurones
The police detained them for ferreting rabbits.La policía los detuvo por cazar conejos con hurones.
3. (to search for; used with "out")
a. husmear
We tried to ferret out all the paparazzi, but it looks like one snuck through.Intentamos husmear a todos los paparazzi, pero parece que uno se coló.
b. hurgar en
He was less interested in ferreting out the truth than in putting someone in jail.Le interesaba menos hurgar en la verdad que meter a alguien a la cárcel.
4. (to rummage; used with "around")
a. husmear
Claire could hear her husband ferreting around upstairs and wondered what he might be up to.Claire oía a su marido husmeando arriba y se preguntaba qué podría estar haciendo.
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ferret
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el hurón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (colloquial)
a.
to ferret (about) for somethingrebuscar algo
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ferret [ˈferɪt]
noun
hurón (m)
intransitive verb
cazar con hurones
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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