Meaning of “chase” in the English Dictionary

"chase" in English

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uk /tʃeɪs/ us /tʃeɪs/

chase verb (FOLLOW)

B2 [ I or T ] to hurry after someone or something in order to catch him, her, or it:

The police car was going so fast, it must have been chasing someone.
She was chasing (after) a man who had snatched her bag.

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chase verb (TRY TO GET)

C2 [ T ] to try to get something that is difficult to get or achieve:

It's depressing how many people there are chasing so few jobs.
After years of chasing her dreams, she finally got a part in a film.

[ I or T ] to try very hard to persuade someone to have a relationship with you:

She's always chasing (after) men.

chasenoun [ C ]

uk /tʃeɪs/ us /tʃeɪs/

(Definition of “chase” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /tʃeɪs/

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.
noun [ C ] us /tʃeɪs/

The dog got tired and gave up the chase.

(Definition of “chase” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)