in hot pursuit

Definition of in hot pursuit

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having a relatively high temperature

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

    :  having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat

  1. :  hotly

    :  fast, quickly

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

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

  1. :  heat, warm

pursuitplay
  1. :  the act of pursuing

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


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