Chase meaning

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To chase is defined as to follow quickly, pursue or run after.

An example of to chase is a cat running after a mouse.

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To follow (game) in order to capture or kill; hunt.

Chase foxes.

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To follow rapidly in order to catch or overtake; pursue.

Chased the thief.

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The part of a gun in front of the trunnions.
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A rectangular steel or iron frame into which pages or columns of type are locked for printing or plate making.
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The cavity of a mold.
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To groove; indent.
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To decorate (metal) by engraving or embossing.
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To follow quickly or persistently in order to catch or harm.
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To run after; follow; pursue.
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To make run away; drive.
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To hunt (game)
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To court aggressively.
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To go in pursuit.

To chase after him.

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To go hurriedly; rush.

To chase around town.

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A groove; furrow.
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The bore of a gun barrel.
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A groove or recess in a wall, made to provide space as for a pipe or conduit.
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A rectangular metal frame in which pages or columns of type are locked.
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To make a groove in.
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To ornament (metal) by engraving, embossing, etc.
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1808-73; chief justice of the U.S. (1864-73)
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1741-1811; Am. Revolutionary leader: associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1796-1811)
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The act of one who chases another; a pursuit.
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A hunt.
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(uncountable) A children's game where one player chases another.
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(UK) A large country estate where game may be shot or hunted.
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Anything being chased, especially a vessel in time of war.
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(nautical) Any of the guns that fire directly ahead or astern; either a bow chase or stern chase.
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(real tennis) The occurrence of a second bounce by the ball in certain areas of the court, giving the server the chance, later in the game, to "play off" the chase from the receiving end and possibly win the point.
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(real tennis) A division of the floor of a gallery, marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must drive the ball in order to gain a point.
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To pursue, to follow at speed.
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To hunt.
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(intransitive) To give chase; to hunt.

To chase around after a doctor.

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(nautical) To pursue a vessel in order to destroy, capture or interrogate her.
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Chase vodka with orange juice to make a screwdriver.

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(cricket) To attempt to win by scoring the required number of runs in the final innings.

Australia will be chasing 217 for victory on the final day.

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(baseball) To swing at a pitch outside of the strike zone, typically an outside pitch.

Jones chases one out of the zone for strike two.

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(baseball) To produce enough offense to cause the pitcher to be removed.

The rally chased the starter.

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(printing) A rectangular steel or iron frame into which pages or columns of type are locked for printing or plate making.
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A groove cut in an object; a slot: the chase for the quarrel on a crossbow.
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(architecture) A trench or channel for drainpipes or wiring; an hollow space in the wall of a building containing ventilation ducts, chimney flues, wires, cables or plumbing.
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The part of a gun in front of the trunnions.
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The cavity of a mold.
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(shipbuilding) A kind of joint by which an overlap joint is changed to a flush joint by means of a gradually deepening rabbet, as at the ends of clinker-built boats.
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To groove; indent.
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To cut (the thread of a screw).
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To decorate (metal) by engraving or embossing.
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A surname​ from a Middle English nickname for a hunter.
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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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A CDP in Pennsylvania.
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A town in Wisconsin.
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To go or follow in pursuit.
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To go hurriedly; rush.

Chased all over looking for us.

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The act of chasing; pursuit.
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To cut (the thread of a screw).
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The act of chasing; pursuit.
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To seek the favor or company of persistently.

Chased me until I agreed to a date.

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To put to flight; drive.

Chased the dog away.

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To seek after.
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chase (one's) tail
  • To exert oneself vigorously but ineffectually.
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give chase
  • To engage in pursuit of quarry:.
    Police gave chase to the speeding car.
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give chase
  • To chase; pursue.
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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

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

    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 Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary