chase

chase verb (FOLLOW)

The police car was going so fast, it must have been chasing someone.

She was chasing (after) a man who had snatched her bag.

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  • chaseHe felt like a dog chasing its tail.
  • give chaseHe saw two men breaking into a car and gave chase on foot when they fled.
  • pursueHe was pursued down the corridor by a camera crew.
  • run afterLeaping to his feet, he ran after the bus.

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  • followFollow me – this way!
  • tag alongDo you mind if my little brother tags along?
  • chaseHe was running and the dog was chasing him.
  • pursueThe robber was pursued by several members of the public.
  • tailThe car was tailed by police for several hours.
  • shadowThe police think the robbers shadowed their victims for days before the crime.

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chase verb (MOVE FAST)

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chase verb (TRY TO GET)

She’s always chasing (after) men.

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chase verb (GET RID OF)

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(Definition of chase from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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