pursuit

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
pur•suit /pɚˈsut/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. the act of pursuing:[uncountable]raced in pursuit of the thief.
  2. an occupation or pastime that one regularly engages in:[countable]literary pursuits.
Idioms
  1. in hot pursuit, actively pursuing or chasing, and close to catching up to someone.

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
pur•suit  (pər so̅o̅t),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of pursuing:in pursuit of the fox.
  2. an effort to secure or attain;
    quest:the pursuit of happiness.
  3. any occupation, pastime, or the like, in which a person is engaged regularly or customarily:literary pursuits.
  • Anglo-French purseute Vulgar Latin *prōsequita for Latin prōsecūta, feminine of prōsecūtus, past participle of prōsequī to pursue; compare suit
  • Middle English 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged chase, hunt.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged search.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged activity, preoccupation, inclination.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pursuit /pəˈsjuːt/ n
  1. the act of pursuing, chasing, or striving after
  2. (as modifier): a pursuit plane
  3. an occupation, hobby, or pastime
  4. (in cycling) a race in which the riders set off at intervals along the track and attempt to overtake each other
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French poursieute, from poursivre to prosecute, pursue



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Collocations: in pursuit of his [career, life] goals, the [police, cops] are in hot pursuit (of), in hot pursuit of the [criminal, kidnapper], more...

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