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chase

verb  /tʃeɪs/ us  

chase verb (HURRY AFTER)

[I/T] to hurry after in order to catch someone or something: [T] The dog chased squirrels in the park. [I/T] To chase something you want is to try very hard to get it: She is chasing her fourth championship title. [always + adv/prep] I was finally able to chase down that address I was looking for.

chase verb (MAKE LEAVE)

[T] to act in a threatening way in order to make a person or animal leave: She’s always chasing rabbits out of her garden, but they keep coming back.
chase
noun [C]  /tʃeɪs/ us  
The dog got tired and gave up the chase.
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