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Detective work   /dɪtˈɛktɪv wərk/   Listen
Detective work

noun
1.
A police investigation to determine the perpetrator.  Synonyms: detecting, detection, sleuthing.






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"Detective work" Quotes from Famous Books



... the knowledge for any illegal purpose, but merely as a leverage to retain Nason's business. I am aware that to prosecute your inquiries discreetly by means of your intimacy with young Nason will require more money than I am paying you, and therefore, if I can depend on you to do a little detective work, I shall from now on increase your salary from seventy-five to one hundred and seventy-five dollars. What do ...
— Uncle Terry - A Story of the Maine Coast • Charles Clark Munn

... Garrison had taken into camp had once attempted detective work himself and failed. He was not at all a clever being, but rather a crafty, fairly reliable employee of a somewhat shady "bureau" with which young Robinson was ...
— A Husband by Proxy • Jack Steele



Words linked to "Detective work" :   police work, police investigation, sleuthing



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