sleuth


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sleuth

 (slo͞oth)
n.
A detective.
v. sleuthed, sleuth·ing, sleuths
v.tr.
To track or follow.
v.intr.
To act as a detective.

[Short for sleuthhound.]

sleuth

(sluːθ)
n
1. an informal word for detective
2. (Breeds) short for sleuthhound1
vb
(tr) to track or follow
[C19: short for sleuthhound, from C12 sleuth trail, from Old Norse sloth; see slot2]

sleuth

(sluθ)

n.
1. a detective.
2. a bloodhound.
v.t., v.i.
3. to trail.
[1875–80; short for sleuthhound]

sleuth


Past participle: sleuthed
Gerund: sleuthing

Imperative
sleuth
sleuth
Present
I sleuth
you sleuth
he/she/it sleuths
we sleuth
you sleuth
they sleuth
Preterite
I sleuthed
you sleuthed
he/she/it sleuthed
we sleuthed
you sleuthed
they sleuthed
Present Continuous
I am sleuthing
you are sleuthing
he/she/it is sleuthing
we are sleuthing
you are sleuthing
they are sleuthing
Present Perfect
I have sleuthed
you have sleuthed
he/she/it has sleuthed
we have sleuthed
you have sleuthed
they have sleuthed
Past Continuous
I was sleuthing
you were sleuthing
he/she/it was sleuthing
we were sleuthing
you were sleuthing
they were sleuthing
Past Perfect
I had sleuthed
you had sleuthed
he/she/it had sleuthed
we had sleuthed
you had sleuthed
they had sleuthed
Future
I will sleuth
you will sleuth
he/she/it will sleuth
we will sleuth
you will sleuth
they will sleuth
Future Perfect
I will have sleuthed
you will have sleuthed
he/she/it will have sleuthed
we will have sleuthed
you will have sleuthed
they will have sleuthed
Future Continuous
I will be sleuthing
you will be sleuthing
he/she/it will be sleuthing
we will be sleuthing
you will be sleuthing
they will be sleuthing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sleuthing
you have been sleuthing
he/she/it has been sleuthing
we have been sleuthing
you have been sleuthing
they have been sleuthing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sleuthing
you will have been sleuthing
he/she/it will have been sleuthing
we will have been sleuthing
you will have been sleuthing
they will have been sleuthing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sleuthing
you had been sleuthing
he/she/it had been sleuthing
we had been sleuthing
you had been sleuthing
they had been sleuthing
Conditional
I would sleuth
you would sleuth
he/she/it would sleuth
we would sleuth
you would sleuth
they would sleuth
Past Conditional
I would have sleuthed
you would have sleuthed
he/she/it would have sleuthed
we would have sleuthed
you would have sleuthed
they would have sleuthed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleuth - a detective who follows a trailsleuth - a detective who follows a trail  
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
Verb1.sleuth - watch, observe, or inquire secretly
monitor, supervise - keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance; "we are monitoring the air quality"; "the police monitor the suspect's moves"

sleuth

noun (Informal) detective, private eye (informal), (private) investigator, tail (informal), dick (slang, chiefly U.S.), gumshoe (U.S. slang), sleuthhound (informal) a tenacious sleuth

sleuth

noun
A person whose work is investigating crimes or obtaining hidden evidence or information:
Informal: eye.
Slang: dick, gumshoe.
Translations
etsiväyksityisetsivä
detectiefdetectivenaspeurenschaduwenspeurder
deckare

sleuth

[sluːθ] N (hum) → detective mf, sabueso mf

sleuth

[ˈsluːθ] ndétective m, détective m privé

sleuth

n (inf)Spürhund m (inf)

sleuth

[sluːθ] n (hum) → segugio
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He had never heard of Sherlock Holmes or he would have lost no time in invoking the aid of that celebrated sleuth, for here was a real mystery: An old woman--an invalid who had to be carried from the ship to her room in the hotel--and a handsome lad, her grandson, had entered a room on the second floor of his hostelry the day before.
It was such things, however, which helped to identify to Tarzan and to Taug the appearance of the abductor, and with his individual scent characteristic already indelibly impressed upon their memories, they were in a far better position to know him when they came upon him, even should he have disposed of Teeka before, than is a modern sleuth with his photographs and Bertillon measurements, equipped to recognize a fugitive from civilized justice.
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Barely had he finished this when the police arrived--the Inspector himself and two of his keenest sleuths.
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