in hot pursuit

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in hot pursuit

: chasing and close to catching someone
  • The police are in hot pursuit of the escaped convicts.

Word by Word Definitions

hot play
  1. : having a relatively high temperature

  2. : capable of giving a sensation of heat or of burning, searing, or scalding

  3. : having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat

  1. : hotly

  2. : fast, quickly

  1. : a period of relatively high temperature : a period of heat

  2. : one that is hot (such as a hot meal or a horse just after a workout)

  3. : strong sexual desire

  1. : heat, warm

pursuit play
  1. : the act of pursuing

  2. : an activity that one engages in as a vocation, profession, or avocation : occupation


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