Definition of pursue
- pursue a goal
- pursues a northern course
- pursue a hobby
- pursue an argument
- was pursued by horrible memories
- pursued by dozens of fans
Hounds pursued the fox for miles.
The criminal is being pursued by police.
He chose to pursue a college degree.
She wants to pursue a legal career.
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: to follow and try to catch or capture (someone or something) for usually a long distance or time
: to try to get or do (something) over a period of time
: to be involved in (an activity)
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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