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
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.