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Meaning of “in hot pursuit” in the English Dictionary

"in hot pursuit" in British English

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in hot pursuit

following someone ​closely, ​trying hard to ​catch them: The ​gangdrove off, with the ​police in hot ​pursuit.
(Definition of in hot pursuit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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in hot pursuit

eagerlytrying to get someone or something: He ​drove off, with the ​police in hot ​pursuit. Reporters from the Times were in hot ​pursuit of the ​story.
(Definition of in hot pursuit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in hot pursuit”
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧紧追赶…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊緊追趕…
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