chase up

Definition of chase up

British
1 :to search for and find (someone or something)
  • Can you chase up those files for me?
2 :to contact or find (someone) usually in order to get something
  • His landlord had to chase him up for his rent.

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)

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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