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SLEUTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sleuth mean? 

SLEUTH (noun)
  The noun SLEUTH has 1 sense:

1. a detective who follows a trail

  Familiarity information: SLEUTH used as a noun is very rare.


SLEUTH (verb)
  The verb SLEUTH has 1 sense:

1. watch, observe, or inquire secretly

  Familiarity information: SLEUTH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLEUTH (noun)


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Meaning:

A detective who follows a trail

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

sleuth; sleuthhound

Hypernyms ("sleuth" is a kind of...):

detective (an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public)


SLEUTH (verb)


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Meaning:

Watch, observe, or inquire secretly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sleuth; snoop; spy; stag

Hypernyms (to "sleuth" is one way to...):

monitor; ride herd on; supervise (keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance)

"Sleuth" entails doing...:

enquire; inquire; investigate (conduct an inquiry or investigation of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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