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English definition of “chase sb up”

chase sb up

informal phrasal verb with chase     /tʃeɪs/ verb
to ask someone to do something that they promised to do but that have not yet done: If you don't hear from the builders this week , make sure you chase them up. I must chase my flatmate up about those bills and see if she paid them.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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