Chase Definition

chās
chased, chases, chasing
verb
chased, chases, chasing
To follow quickly or persistently in order to catch or harm.
Webster's New World
To cut (the thread of a screw).
American Heritage
To run after; follow; pursue.
Webster's New World
To seek after.
Webster's New World
To hunt (game)
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noun
chases
The act of chasing; pursuit.
Webster's New World
The hunting of game for sport.
Webster's New World
Anything hunted; quarry.
Webster's New World
An unenclosed game preserve.
Webster's New World
A license to hunt over a specified area or to keep animals there as game.
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proper name
1808-73; chief justice of the U.S. (1864-73)
Webster's New World
1741-1811; Am. Revolutionary leader: associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1796-1811)
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pronoun

A surname​ from a Middle English nickname for a hunter.

Wiktionary
A male given name of modern usage, transferred from the surname.
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A village and a river in British Columbia, Canada.

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A city in Kansas.

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idiom
chase (one's) tail
  • To exert oneself vigorously but ineffectually.
American Heritage
give chase
  • To engage in pursuit of quarry:

    Police gave chase to the speeding car.

American Heritage
give chase
  • to chase; pursue
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Chase

Noun

Singular:
chase
Plural:
chases

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Chase

Origin of Chase

  • Middle English chasen to hunt from Old French chacier from Vulgar Latin captiāre from Latin captāre to catch catch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly from obsolete French chas groove, enclosure from Old French from Latin capsa box V., variant of enchase

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly from obsolete French chas (“groove”, “enclosure”), from Old French, from Latin capsa, box. V., variant of “enchase”.

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps from French châsse case, reliquary from Old French chasse from Latin capsa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from French châsse (“case”, “reliquary”), from Old French chasse, from Latin capsa.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French chacier, from Late Latin captio. Akin to catch.

    From Wiktionary

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