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  1. pur·suit
    IPA[pərˈso͞ot]
  2. noun

    • 1. the action of following or pursuing someone or something:

      the cat crouched in the grass in pursuit of a bird those whose business is the pursuit of knowledge
      Synonym : chasing, pursuing, stalking, tracking, trailing, shadowing, dogging, hounding, chase after, hunt for, tailing, striving toward, push toward, aspiration for, quest after/for, search for, aim of, goal of, objective of, dream of
    • 2. a bicycle race in which competitors start from different parts of a track and attempt to overtake one another:

      the Olympic pursuit champion
    • 3. the action of the eye in following a moving object.

    • 4. an activity of a specified kind, especially a recreational or athletic one:

      a whole range of leisure pursuits
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: pursuit, plural noun: pursuits

    • noun

      the action of pursuing someone or something:

      a cycling race in which competitors set off from different parts of a track and attempt to overtake one another:

    • (of a person, animal, or vehicle) start to chase another
    • noun

      an open-air sporting or leisure activity, such as orienteering, mountaineering, or canoeing:
    • (of a person, animal, or vehicle) start to chase another
    • following closely and eagerly
    • following closely and eagerly
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