AskDefine | Define sleuthing

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sleuthing n : a police investigation to determine the perpetrator; "detection is hard on the feet" [syn: detection, detecting, detective work]

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  1. present participle of sleuth
  2. The investigation of a crime by a person not officially qualified, such as a policeman.
  3. Investigation, in general.
    He was sleuthing out the mysterious scent in the refrigerator.
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