chase down

Definition of chase down

1 :to follow and catch (someone or something)
  • Police chased down the robber in an alley.
2 :to search for and find (someone or something)
  • I finally chased down that recipe I promised you.
  • I chased him down at his old hangout.

Word by Word Definitions

chase play
  1. : the hunting of wild animals

  2. : the act of chasing : pursuit

  3. : an earnest or frenzied seeking after something desired

  1. : to follow rapidly : pursue

  2. : hunt

  3. : 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

  2. : to make by such indentation

  3. : to set with gems

  1. : groove, furrow

  2. : the bore of a cannon

  3. : trench

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

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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