Definition of chase :
1. A division of the floor of a gallery, marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must drive his ball in order to gain a point.
2. A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile.
3. A kind of joint by which an overlap joint is changed to a flush joint, by means of a gradually deepening rabbet, as at the ends of clinker- built boats.
4. A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed.
5. An open hunting ground to which game resorts, and which is private properly, thus differing from a forest, which is not private property, and from a park, which is inclosed. Sometimes written chace.
6. That which is pursued or hunted.
7. The part of a cannon from the reenforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon.
8. To cut, so as to make a screw thread.
9. To follow as if to catch; to pursue; to compel to move on; to drive by following; to cause to fly; - often with away or off; as, to chase the hens away.
10. To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor.
11. To ornament ( a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like.
12. To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game.
13. To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt.
14. Vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing, as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a hunt.
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follow (part of speech: verb)
pursue (part of speech: verb)
- Once more, therefore, the Goshhawk became an Englishman, and her chase after the latest news did not have to be a long one. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
- The theme is said to have been suggested to the composer by a lap- dog in his room suddenly beginning to chase his tail. - "Memories of a Musical Life", William Mason.
- He led them a good chase. - "The Colors of Space", Marion Zimmer Bradley.