To chase is defined as to follow quickly, pursue or run after.(verb)
An example of to chase is a cat running after a mouse.
See chase in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME chacen, cacchen: see catch
Origin: Fr chas, needle's eye < OFr < VL *capsum < L capsa: see case
See chase in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb chased chased, chas·ing, chas·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English chasen, to hunt
Origin: , from Old French chacier
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *captiāre
Origin: , from Latin captāre, to catch; see catch.
Origin: Perhaps from French châsse, case, reliquary
Origin: , from Old French chasse
Origin: , from Latin capsa.
Origin: Possibly from obsolete French chas, groove, enclosure
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin capsa, box
Origin: . V., variant of enchase.
, Samuel 1741-1811.
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