Pursuit



[per-soot] /pərˈsut/

noun
1.
the act of :
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.
/pəˈsjuːt/
noun
1.

2.
an occupation, hobby, or pastime
3.
(in cycling) a race in which the riders set off at intervals along the track and attempt to overtake each other
n.

late 14c., “persecution,” also “action of pursuit,” from Anglo-French purseute, from Old French porsuite “a search, pursuit” (14c., Modern French poursuite), from porsivre (see pursue). Sense of “one’s profession, recreation, etc.” first recorded 1520s. As a type of track cycling race from 1938.

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