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give chase

Definition of give chase

  1. :  to chase someone or something <The officer saw the thief and gave chase.>



Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the quality or state of being springy

chaseplay
  1. :  the act of chasing :  pursuit

    :  an earnest or frenzied seeking after something desired

    :  something pursued :  quarry

  1. :  to follow rapidly :  pursue

    :  hunt

    :  to follow regularly or persistently with the intention of attracting or alluring

  1. :  to ornament (metal) by indenting with a hammer and tools without a cutting edge

    :  to make by such indentation

    :  to set with gems

  1. :  groove, furrow

    :  the bore of a cannon

    :  trench

  1. :  a rectangular steel or iron frame in which letterpress matter is locked (as for printing)


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