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English definition of “chase”

chase

verb
 
 
/tʃeɪs/
CATCH [I, T] B2 to run after someone or something in order to catch them: The dog was chasing a rabbit.PursuingMoving quickly
chase sb/sth away/off/out, etc to run after a person or animal to make them leave a place: I chased the cat away.PursuingMoving quickly
TRY [T] UK to try very hard to get something: There are hundreds of graduates chasing very few jobs.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of chase verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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