ferret-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Hunt or hound relentlessly, as with ferrets.

We ferreted yesterday in the countryside.
He ferrets every so often.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: FERRET OUT: search and discover through persistent investigation.

Commentary: Is: FERRET OUT

She ferreted out the truth.
We must ferret out the reasons for his betrayal.

VerbNet: ferret-35.6
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: ferret.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
ferret_out 1