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pursueverb

 us   /pərˈsu/

pursue verb (FOLLOW)

[I/T] to follow or search for someone or something, in order to catch or attack that person or thing: [I] The police pursued on foot, but lost him in the crowd.

pursue verb (ATTEMPT)

[T] to try to achieve: She single-mindedly pursued her goal of earning a law degree.

pursue verb (CONTINUE)

[T] to continue to do: The hobbies that I pursue in my spare time are craftswoodworking, mainly. [T] To pursue is also to continue to consider: I don’t think the idea is worth pursuing.
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