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English definition of “pursuer”

pursuer

noun [C] uk   /pəˈsjuː.ər/ us    /pɚˈsuː.ɚ/

pursuer noun [C] (FOLLOWING)

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.

pursuer noun [C] (ATTEMPT)

someone who is trying to achieve something: He described himself as a pursuer of truth and justice.
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