hot pursuit

noun

Definition of hot pursuit

: close and avid or intense pursuit specifically : close continuous pursuit of a fleeing suspected lawbreaker or hostile military force especially across territorial lines

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The unique chemistry between LaBeouf and Gottsagen is special to watch, but there’s also an electricity that courses between LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson, who co-stars as Eleanor, the caretaker in hot pursuit of Zak. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Shia LaBeouf will break your heart in ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’," 22 Aug. 2019 The unique chemistry between LaBeouf and Gottsagen is special to watch, but there’s also an electricity that courses between LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson, who co-stars as Eleanor, the caretaker in hot pursuit of Zak. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Shia LaBeouf will break your heart in ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’," 22 Aug. 2019 But before all that went down, Phoenix was in hot pursuit of Rozier before ending up with Ricky Rubio. Duane Rankin, azcentral, "Michael Jordan helped keep Terry Rozier from signing with Phoenix Suns," 14 Aug. 2019 Since then, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Texas have offered, and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is in hot pursuit. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters: Kyle Rudolph says Vikings have learned from ’18 mistakes," 10 Aug. 2019 The unique chemistry between LaBeouf and Gottsagen is special to watch, but there’s also an electricity that courses between LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson, who co-stars as Eleanor, the caretaker in hot pursuit of Zak. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Shia LaBeouf will break your heart in ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’," 8 Aug. 2019 Columbus, Wichita, and Tallahassee take off in hot pursuit. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Zombies have evolved to be harder to kill in Zombieland 2: Double Tap trailer," 25 July 2019 On one side of the screen the Knicks and the Rockets battled for NBA supremacy at Madison Square Garden; on the other, the white Bronco inched down a Los Angeles freeway with police in non-hot pursuit. Doug Criss, CNN, "25 years ago today, America stopped to watch the cops chase O.J. in a white Ford Bronco," 17 June 2019 Barcelona remain in hot pursuit of De Ligt, and it was widely believed that the Dutchman had already agreed a move to Camp Nou, only for talks to stall amid concerns over De Ligt's wage demands. SI.com, "Antero Henrique Steps Down as PSG Sporting Director as Leonardo Nears Return," 14 June 2019

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1743, in the meaning defined above

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hot pursuit

noun
hot pur·​suit

Legal Definition of hot pursuit

: the immediate and continuous pursuit by police officers of a fleeing suspect whose possible escape justifies the failure of the officers to obtain a warrant before making an entry, search, seizure, or arrest

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