Meaning of “in hot pursuit” in the English Dictionary

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"in hot pursuit" in British English

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in hot pursuit

following someone closely, trying hard to catch them:

The gang drove off, with the police in hot pursuit.

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

"in hot pursuit" in American English

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in hot pursuit

eagerly trying 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)

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