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chase

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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chasechase1 /tʃeɪs/ ●●● S3 verb  1 follow [intransitive, transitive]FOLLOW to quickly follow someone or something in order to catch them The dogs saw him running and chased him. kids chasing around the housechase somebody along/down/up something etc The police chased the suspect along Severn Avenue.chase after A gang of boys chased after her, calling her names.see thesaurus at follow2 make somebody/something leave [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to make someone or something leave, especially by following them for a short distance and threatening themchase somebody away/off The men were chased off by troops, who fired warning shots.chase somebody out of something Anne went to chase the dog out of the garden.3 try to get something [intransitive, transitive]TRY TO DO OR GET something to use a lot of time and effort trying to get something such as work or money Top graduates from the university are chased by major companies.chase after reporters chasing after a story4 hurry [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] British EnglishHURRY to rush or hurry somewherechase around/up/down etc I was chasing around getting everything organized.5 romance [transitive]ATTRACT to try hard to make someone notice you and pay attention to you, because you want to have a romantic relationship with them ‘Sometimes a girl wants to be chased, ’ Amelia said.6 metal [transitive]AV technical to decorate metal with a special tool chased silver7 chase the dragon chase somebody/something ↔ down chase somebody/something ↔ up
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Examples from the Corpus
chaseWe chased after him for about five blocks but then we lost him and had to turn back.Then I'd have had to chase after you wherever you went.I chased around all day looking for a birthday present to give her.Fleischmann shouted, chased Dunn with the beam and grabbed with his other hand at the Luger in his belt.I didn't have the energy to chase him any more.I chased him with the pitchfork and he ran in the barn.But old habits die hard, and Apple has shown a proclivity to chase market share while hand-wringing over shrinking gross margins.I have five or six months before the winter chases me away.Manly-Warringah chased Ofahengaue's signature prior to the Wallaby tour of New Zealand but without success.He's been chasing some cute girl he met at the ice rink.The farmer chased the children across the field.Weapons forged from finest steel, decorated with bronze and chased with gold and silver.Stop chasing your sister!chase afterOur cat often chases after birds.Do we really need three reporters chasing after the same story?chase somebody away/offA jeering, bottle-throwing crowd chased reporters away.chase around/up/down etcDesperate, his wife Irene chased up a radio advertisement for drop-in surgery performed with only a local anaesthetic.As police departments professionalized, they concentrated on chasing down criminals, not helping communities prevent crime.Of course, he was being chased down the street by some westside thug wannabes.Harvey's two kids were chasing around the trees in their pyjamas.We go chasing around this frozen, benighted countryside and discover nothing.Why don't you go and chase up those roofers for me?Wallace was chasing around without being very effective.
chasechase2 ●●○ noun  1 [countable]FOLLOW the act of following someone or something quickly in order to catch them a high-speed car chase Police spotted the car and gave chase (=chased it).2 [singular] when you use a lot of time and effort trying to get somethingchase after the chase after higher-paying jobs paper chase, wild goose chase
Examples from the Corpus
chaseAt one time, this may have been a mill chase with a waterwheel turning.Monday, during a high-speed chase through the streets of the Baja California state capital.Roswell's high-speed chase with police that ended in tragedyThe three other boats lower away and the chase with the whales begins.Shots were fired by the police during the chase along Belsteel Road, near Poleglass.She loved the chase and the battle and her freedom.Was it just the thrill of the chase?The chase came to an abrupt halt when nine Mexicali police cars stopped the Jetta and its occupants.This chase is described from Ralph's mind which is why some things are incomprehensible.car chaseHis heists invariably end in shootouts, explosions and car chases.Even when all the falling in love and car chasing and mystery solving goes on among the white folks.And, of course, the climactic car chase, with Jackie piloting a sports car on to a pleasure boat.There are few film directors who can resist a good car chase.It was going to be a very long car chase.The flash alerted the criminal, and with a few choice words exchanged, the car chase resumed.Inspired by those ten minutes in Bullitt, film producers even tried extending the car chase to fill the whole film.It was a world which howled with car chases and teetered between excitement and extinction.
ChaseChase trademark  a large bank in the US, with its main offices in New York City. It was formerly called the Chase Manhattan Bank, and merged with JP Morgan in 2000.
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Verb table
chase
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychase
he, she, itchases
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychased
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave chased
he, she, ithas chased
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad chased
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill chase
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have chased
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam chasing
he, she, itis chasing
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you, we, theyare chasing
Past
I, he, she, itwas chasing
you, we, theywere chasing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been chasing
he, she, ithas been chasing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been chasing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be chasing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been chasing
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