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English definition of “pursuer”

pursuer

noun [C] (FOLLOWING)    /pəˈsjuː.ər/ US  /pɚˈsuː.ɚ/
someone who is chasing you: She made a sudden right turn off the road in order to escape her pursuers.figurative The team are ten points ahead of their closest pursuers in the league.Pursuing
(Definition of pursuer noun (FOLLOWING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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