verb (used with or without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of sleuth
OTHER WORDS FROM sleuthsleuthlike, adjectivesu·per·sleuth, noun
Example sentences from the Web for sleuth
Internet sleuths have said they’ve already used information from the archived data, including GPS coordinates of videos, to create interactive maps and identify counties and other locations where videos were allegedly uploaded.Parler is offline, but violent posts scraped by hackers will haunt users|Rachel Lerman, Nitasha Tiku|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
Amateur sleuths online wasted no time in pinpointing the shoes as the Nike Air Max Speed Turf.A pair of rare Nike sneakers may be the key to catching a Washington riot suspect|Marc Bain|January 12, 2021|Quartz
Online sleuths who linked Munchel to the man in the Senate gallery carrying zip ties said the person photographed wore a patch on his tactical vest in the shape of Tennessee with a thin blue line, a pro-police symbol.Two men who allegedly held zip ties in Capitol during riots being investigated by U.S. counterterrorism prosecutors|Spencer Hsu, Meryl Kornfield, Paulina Villegas, Dan Lamothe|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
He accused Coach Adam Gase of operating a burner account to defend himself on Twitter, only to have internet sleuths argue that Mehta himself could be behind it.A divisive Jets reporter, accused of bullying, loses his place on the beat|Ben Strauss|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
The actions of the internet sleuths and YouTubers, while kind of fun to watch, were self-serving and irresponsible.
Not only did she rebuff his awkward advance in person, she went home and did some sleuthing.Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve|Samantha Allen|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the beginning of the film, Veronica has washed her hands [of sleuthing].Interview: Kristen Bell, Voiceover Queen, On ‘Frozen,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ & More|Andrew Romano|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For the reader, however, the sleuthing Scannon does is the point.Will These Men Ever Come Home? The Search for Missing WWII Pilots in “Vanished”|Jordan Michael Smith|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At the beginning of April, he had been in Florence on one of his famous art-sleuthing expeditions.
Reddit's attempt at sleuthing seems to have fallen very, very flat.
Jim and I want to do a little more sleuthing so we might as well go along and camp when it gets dark, no matter where we are.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
If Thorpe were really innocent, he would welcome the clever sleuthing that would be likely to unearth the truth.The Come Back|Carolyn Wells
When you want any more sleuthing done apply at headquarters.Dorothy Dale's Great Secret|Margaret Penrose
Why don't you go back to acting, where you belong, Lou, and leave sleuthing to people who know how?The Old Die Rich|Horace Leonard Gold
A delirious feeling of triumph stole over her, making her believe that success was at hand for her in her sleuthing.The Mystery of the Secret Band|Edith Lavell