SAT Vocab: ferret

2010-03-15 in English, Grammar, Vocabulary

SAT vocab: What does “ferret” mean?

Definition: The noun: A type of domesticated mammal that looks like a weasel and is often bred to hunt small game. The verb: To find after searching (Ex: to ferret out a criminal).

Part of Speech: noun & verb

Pronunciations: FARE-it
or, if you prefer the IPA: /ˈfɛɪr.ɪt/

Example: Our Health Ed teacher challenged us to go to any corporate supermarket to ferret out packaged goods that were both healthy and inexpensive (for example, a product with more milligrams of salt than number of calories would be disqualified); this was a challenge more difficult than we had expected.

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