Definitions for chasetʃeɪs; ˈsæl mən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
chasetʃeɪs(v.; n.)chased, chas•ing
(v.t.)to follow rapidly or intently to seize, overtake, etc.; pursue:
to chase a thief.
to pursue with intent to capture or kill, as game; hunt.
to follow or devote one's attention to with the hope of attracting, winning, etc.
to drive or expel forcibly:
to chase the cat out.
(v.i.)to follow in pursuit:
to chase after someone.
to rush; hasten:
chasing around all afternoon looking for a gift.
(n.)the act of chasing; pursuit.
an object of pursuit.
Brit. a private game preserve.
the chase, the sport or occupation of hunting.
Idioms for chase:
give chase,to go in pursuit.
Origin of chase:
1250–1300; ME chacen < MF chasser to hunt, OF chacier < VL *captiāre; see catch
a rectangular iron frame in which composed type is secured or locked for printing or platemaking.
a groove, furrow, or channel, as one made in a wall for pipes or ducts.
the forepart of a gun, containing the bore.
Origin of chase:
1570–80; < MF chas, chasse < LL capsus (masc.), capsum (neut.) enclosed space, var. of L capsa
to ornament (metal) by engraving or embossing.
Category: Fine Arts
to cut (a screw thread), as with a chaser or machine tool.
Category: Building Trades
Origin of chase:
1400–50; late ME; aph. var. of enchase
Chasetʃeɪs; ˈsæl mən(n.)
1808–73, Chief Justice of the U.S. 1864–73.
Samuel, 1741–1811, U.S. jurist and leader in the American Revolution.
pursuit, chase, pursual, following(noun)
the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
"the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
Chase, Salmon P. Chase, Salmon Portland Chase(noun)
United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time
chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track(verb)
go after with the intent to catch
"The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
chase, chase after(verb)
pursue someone sexually or romantically
cut a groove into
furrow, chamfer, chase(verb)
cut a furrow into a columns
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to run after in order to catch; = pursue
a dream where he's being chased by monsters; to chase after the ball
to move toward in order to make sb or sth leave
to chase the animals away
to try hard to get
young people naively chasing fame
the act of running after sb; = pursuit
The bird was caught after a long chase.; the car chase at the end of the movie
from a nickname for a hunter.
of modern usage, transferred from the surname.
Origin: Perhaps from châsse, from chasse, from capsa.
to pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt
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
to pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game
to give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor
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
that which is pursued or hunted
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
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
a rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed
the part of a cannon from the reenforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon
a groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile
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
to ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like
to cut, so as to make a screw thread
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'chase' in Verbs Frequency: #696
Translations for chase
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of chasing
We caught him after a 120 kph chase.
- مُطارَدَه، مُلاحَقَهArabic
- perseguiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- stíhání, honěníCzech
- die VerfolgungGerman
- jagt; forfølgelseDanish
- lov, gonjenjeCroatian
- vijimasis, persekiojimasLithuanian
- vajāšana; pakaļdzīšanāsLatvian
- jakt, forfølgelseNorwegian
- peşinde koşma, kovalamaTurkish
- 追逐Chinese (Trad.)
- پیچھا کرنے کا عملUrdu
- sự truy đuổiVietnamese
- 追逐Chinese (Simp.)
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