Definition of 'pursuit'
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We all deserve the pursuit of happiness. Times, Sunday Times (2017)To suggest that students might opt out on grounds of conscience or sensitivity undermines the pursuit of academic excellence and is intellectually unsound. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The maker of a beer for dogs suggests that owners can enjoy summer pursuits with their pet. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We would like to see what outdoor pursuits the region has to offer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He loved outdoor pursuits like fishing and climbing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He will hope to win gold in the team pursuit on the track. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Was it the obsessive pursuit of profits to pay fat dividends to shareholders? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Troy jumps in his car and races away with the cops in hot pursuit. The Sun (2012)They had a huge capacity for hunger and pursuit of excellence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He saw his work as an intellectual pursuit rather than something that he was involved with personally. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Age seems to have made him more energetic in pursuit of his dreams. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The pernicious theft of childhood in the pursuit of profits continues apace. The Sun (2013)The pursuit of happiness can itself make us unhappy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Avoid them unless you are committed to outdoor pursuits. Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)Clearly there is something in the human soul that loves these vengeful pursuits of purity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Could this be the end of fortysomething fellows abandoning their wives and rushing off in pursuit of fast cars and fast women? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The goal should be the pursuit of national interest, he declared. Times, Sunday Times (2010)White's forces have abandoned their king in pursuit of nebulous activity on the opposite wing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He will go in pursuit of further Olympic success with the team pursuit track team. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He now feels that his health was put at risk in the team's pursuit of gold medals. Times, Sunday Times (2008)After all, the last thing people will cut back on in a downturn is their favourite leisure pursuit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There follows a cross country chase across the plains, with a fleet of police cars in noisy pursuit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Scottish Highlands are a great location to enjoy outdoor pursuits but people need to protect themselves. The Sun (2011)He added: 'The aim is also to encourage youngsters to take up active outdoor pursuits as a hobby. The Sun (2014)What comes to light makes it clear that certain pursuits or individuals you've idealised aren't as perfect as you thought. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Pursuit: cycling race in which Britain begin by winning one gold and then the rest of the world struggles to keep up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'pursuit'
British English: pursuit /pəˈsjuːt/ NOUN
Your pursuit of something that you want consists of your attempts at achieving it.
...the pursuit of happiness.
- American English: pursuit
- Arabic: مُلاحَقَةُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: perseguição
- Chinese: 追逐
- Croatian: težnja
- Czech: snaha
- Danish: forfølgelse
- Dutch: nastreven
- European Spanish: persecución
- Finnish: takaa-ajo
- French: poursuite
- German: Verfolgung
- Greek: καταδίωξη
- Italian: inseguimento
- Japanese: 追跡
- Korean: 추적
- Norwegian: forfølgelse
- Polish: pościg
- European Portuguese: perseguição
- Romanian: căutare
- Russian: преследование
- Spanish: persecución
- Swedish: förföljelse
- Thai: การพยายามให้ถึงความต้องการ
- Turkish: kovalamaca
- Ukrainian: переслідування
- Vietnamese: sự theo đuổi
Definition of pursuit from the Collins English Dictionary
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