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pursuit

noun [C or U] (FOLLOWING)    /pəˈsjuːt/ US  /pɚˈsuːt/
the act of following someone or something to try to catch him, her, or it: Three people have been killed in high-speed pursuits by the police recently . The robbers fled the scene of the crime , with the police in pursuit.Pursuing
(Definition of pursuit noun (FOLLOWING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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