in hot pursuit


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

Examples of in hot pursuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tupac was in hot pursuit, catching up quickly enough to land a few punches before the man jumped behind the reception desk. Staci Robinson, Rolling Stone, 4 Nov. 2023 Jamie gives birth to a baby boy named Steven the night before Halloween and manages to escape with the child in tow, and with Myers in hot pursuit of them both. Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 17 Oct. 2023 But the Marines are in hot pursuit, with escalating weirdness amid the open waters. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2023 To save his family, Matt has to kill a slew of bad guys in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the criminal gang in hot pursuit. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 July 2023 The automotive and fashion industries have been flirting with each other for more than a century, usually with the former in hot pursuit of the latter. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 20 June 2023 Unbeknownst to Dixon, Power was in hot pursuit of Grosjean – having actually made an earlier attempt to pass the Andretti driver before Power was squeezed off-track and forced to lift. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 17 June 2023 The coming-of-age romance centers on two 12-year-olds – a lonely boy scout (Jared Gilman) and a troublemaking girl (Kara Hayward) – who run away and meet up on a New England island, with the scout's troop leader (Edward Norton) and girl's parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand) in hot pursuit. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 16 June 2023 Another two, in hot pursuit, die before Tyree manages to disable their off-road vehicle, then kill three of four perps. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 3 May 2023 See More

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“In hot pursuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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