n. customary action of hunting rabbits or rats with ferrets; thin ribbon of cotton or silk (for binding or trimming), binding fabric fer·ret || 'ferɪt n. small mammal which is bred for hunting rabbits and rats, domesticated variety of the polecat; thin ribbon of cotton or silk (for binding or trimming) v. hunt with a ferret; drive out; worry; investigate; search about; find, discover (after searching)

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