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chase

noun

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1 an animal that is hunted or killed
  • the gazelle is a favorite chase of lions

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2 the act of going after or in the tracks of another
  • a high-speed car chase

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chase

verb

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1 to drive or force out
  • chased the cat out of the garden

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2 to go after or on the track of
  • a dog that likes to chase cars

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3 to seek out (game) for food or sport
  • owls often chase mice in the dark

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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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The first known use of chase was in the 13th century

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“Chase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chase. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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