Pronunciation: (pur-sOOt'), [key]
1. the act of pursuing: 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.
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