in hot/close pursuit

Definition of in hot/close pursuit

  1. :  following very closely behind A car raced past us with the police in hot/close pursuit.

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 (such as a hot meal or a horse just after a workout)

  1. :  heat, warm

closeplay
  1. :  to move so as to bar passage through something

    :  to block against entry or passage

    :  to deny access to

  1. :  a coming or bringing to a conclusion

    :  a conclusion or end in time or existence :  cessation

    :  the concluding passage (as of a speech or play)

  1. :  an enclosed area

    :  the precinct (see precinct 2a) of a cathedral

    :  a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements

  1. :  having no openings :  closed

    :  confined or carefully guarded

    :  high

  1. :  in a close position or manner

pursuitplay
  1. :  the act of pursuing

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


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