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chase

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of chase

  1. 1 an animal that is hunted or killed the gazelle is a favorite chase of lions Synonyms of chase prey, quarryWords Related to chase game; kill, victim; beast, brute, creature, critter; targetNear Antonyms of chase carnivore; chaser, hunter, pursuer; killer, murdererAntonyms of chase predator

  2. 2 the act of going after or in the tracks of another a high-speed car chase Synonyms of chase pursuit, chasing, dogging, following, hounding, pursuing, shadowing, tagging, tailing, tracing, tracking, trailingWords Related to chase hot pursuit; tagging along; path, track, trail; search, seeking


chase

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of chase

  1. 1 to drive or force out chased the cat out of the garden Synonyms of chase banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, eject, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn outWords Related to chase deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminateNear Antonyms of chase accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter

  2. 2 to go after or on the track of a dog that likes to chase cars Synonyms of chase bird-dog, follow, course, dog, hound, pursue, run, shadow, tag, tail, trace, track, trailWords Related to chase accompany, chaperone (or chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watchNear Antonyms of chase headAntonyms of chase guide, lead, pilot

  3. 3 to seek out (game) for food or sport owls often chase mice in the dark Synonyms of chase hunt, stalkWords Related to chase capture, drag, net, snare, trap; dog, ferret, hawk, hound; course, pursue, run, run down, spoor, track, trail; gun (for), harpoon, kill, shoot; poach; cull

  4. 4 to proceed or move quickly they chased all over the place to find the missing child Synonyms of chase barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, hurry, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to chase beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of chase dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of chase crawl, creep, poke

Synonym Discussion of chase

chase, pursue, follow, trail mean to go after or on the track of something or someone. chase implies going swiftly after and trying to overtake something fleeing or running.
    • a dog chasing a cat
pursue suggests a continuing effort to overtake, reach, or attain.
    • pursued the criminal through narrow streets
follow puts less emphasis upon speed or intent to overtake.
    • friends followed me home in their car
trail may stress a following of tracks or traces rather than a visible object.
    • trail deer
    • trailed a suspect across the country


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