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1 chase /ˈtʃeɪs/ noun
plural chases
1 chase
/ˈtʃeɪs/
noun
plural chases
Learner's definition of CHASE
[count] : the act of following and trying to catch a person, animal, etc.
[singular] : an eager attempt to get something
see also wild goose chase
[count] chiefly British : steeplechase

cut to the chase

: to go directly to the important points of a story, argument, etc.,

give chase

: to chase someone or something often + to
2 chase /ˈtʃeɪs/ verb
chases; chased; chasing
2 chase
/ˈtʃeɪs/
verb
chases; chased; chasing
Learner's definition of CHASE
: to follow and try to catch (someone or something)
[+ object]
[no object]
+ after
: to try very hard to get (someone or something)
[+ object]
[no object]
+ after
: to try to attract (someone) for a romantic or sexual relationship
[+ object]
[no object]
+ after
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to cause (someone or something) to go away

chase down

[phrasal verb]
chase (someone or something) down or chase down (someone or something)
: to follow and catch (someone or something)
: to search for and find (someone or something)

chase up

[phrasal verb] British
chase (something) up or chase up (something) : to search for and find (someone or something)
chase (someone) up or chase up (someone) : to contact or find (someone) usually in order to get something
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