The detective proceeded to sleuth around the crime scene to gather evidence while the incident was still fresh.
An example of to sleuth is to investigate a murder mystery as if you are Sherlock Holmes.
- Archaic sleuthhound (sense )
- detective (noun)
Origin of sleuthME, a trail, spoor from Old Norse slóth, akin to slothra, to drag (oneself) ahead: for Indo-European base see slug
verbsleuthed, sleuth·ing, sleuths
Origin of sleuthShort for sleuthhound
(third-person singular simple present sleuths, present participle sleuthing, simple past and past participle sleuthed)
From Old Norse slÃ³Ã° (Norwegian slo).
- (rare) A collective term for a group of bears.
From Old English slÇ£wÃ¾, corresponding to slow + -th.