Predicate: ferret_out

Roleset id: ferret_out.01 , to search and discover through persistent investigation, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

ferret_out.01: FERRET_OUT-V NOTES: Frames file for 'ferret' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from ferret.01-v predicate notes)


ferret_out (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: entity exploring, searching, agent (vnrole: 35.6-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing discovered (vnrole: 35.6-Theme)

Example: transitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: gerund

        Back then , scientists-1 had no way of [*]-1 ferreting out specific genes , but under a microscope they could see the 23 pairs of chromosomes in the cells that [*T*-1]contain the genes .

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: [ ferreting] [ out]
        Arg1: specific genes