chase down

phrasal verb

chased down; chasing down; chases down
: to follow and catch (someone or something)
Police chased down the robber in an alley.
: 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.

Examples of chase down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or the pilot who chased down two Russian air-defense troops on their motorbike in Kherson around the same time. David Axe, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Naturally, things get complicated and our hero ends up chasing down shadowy figures while being outgunned at nearly every turn. Seth Combs, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2023 Although his pass-rush moves are raw, Young is extremely athletic and fast enough to chase down quarterbacks and running backs. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2023 Despite the huge criticism of the tournament schedule, that’s not a particularly great look when chasing down an opponent who never runs out of gas. Tim Ellis, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Police chased down every potential lead and treated the tip as if Card would be there and responded in force, including armored trucks and heavily armed law enforcement officers. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 28 Oct. 2023 Advertisement But other accounts from participants and witnesses said Fremont’s soldiers chased down victims after the initial assault, leaving the exact range of the bloodshed unknown. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2023 Wraith chooses to save Peter from a fiery death rather than immediately chase down Cletus, which allows the villain to escape and live another day. George Yang, Variety, 22 Oct. 2023 The Cowboys’ defensive front, led by Micah Parsons, sacked Daniel Jones seven times on Sunday night, and could see similar success chasing down Zach Wilson. Emmanuel Morgan, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Chase down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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