verb (used with object), chased, chasing.
to pursue in order to seize, overtake, etc.:
The police officer chased the thief.
to pursue with intent to capture or kill, as game; hunt:
to chase deer.
to follow or devote one’s attention to with the hope of attracting, winning, gaining, etc.:
He chased her for three years before she consented to marry him.
to drive or expel by force, threat, or harassment:
She chased the cat out of the room.
verb (used without object), chased, chasing.
to follow in pursuit:
to chase after someone.
to rush or hasten:
We spent the weekend chasing around from one store to another.
the act of chasing; pursuit:
The chase lasted a day.
an object of pursuit; something chased.
Chiefly British. a private game preserve; a tract of privately owned land reserved for, and sometimes stocked with, animals and birds to be hunted.
British. the right of keeping game or of hunting on the land of others.
the chase, the sport or occupation of hunting.
give chase, to pursue:
The hunt began and the dogs gave chase.
cut to the chase, Informal. to get to the main point.
to follow or run after (a person, animal, or goal) persistently or quickly
(transitive; often foll by out, away, or off) to force to run (away); drive (out)
(transitive) (informal) to court (a member of the opposite sex) in an unsubtle manner
(informal) (transitive) often foll by up. to pursue persistently and energetically in order to obtain results, information, etc: chase up the builders and get a delivery date
(intransitive) (informal) to hurry; rush
the act of chasing; pursuit
any quarry that is pursued
(Brit) an unenclosed area of land where wild animals are preserved to be hunted
(Brit) the right to hunt a particular quarry over the land of others
the chase, the act or sport of hunting
short for steeplechase
(real tennis) a ball that bounces twice, requiring the point to be played again
(informal, mainly US) cut to the chase, to start talking about the important aspects of something
give chase, to pursue (a person, animal, or thing) actively
(printing) a rectangular steel or cast-iron frame into which metal type and blocks making up pages are locked for printing or plate-making
the part of a gun barrel from the front of the trunnions to the muzzle
a groove or channel, esp one that is cut in a wall to take a pipe, cable, etc
Also chamfer. to cut a groove, furrow, or flute in (a surface, column, etc)
Also enchase. to ornament (metal) by engraving or embossing
to form or finish (a screw thread) with a chaser
c.1300, chacen “to hunt; to cause to go away; put to flight,” from Old French chacier “to hunt, ride swiftly, strive for” (12c., Modern French chasser), from Vulgar Latin *captiare (source of Italian cacciare, Catalan casar, Spanish cazar, Portuguese caçar “to chase, hunt;” see catch (v.)).
Meaning “run after” developed mid-14c. Related: Chased; chasing. Older European words for “pursue” often also cover “persecute” (e.g. Greek dioko, Old English ehtan); modern ones often derive from words used primarily for the hunting of animals.
mid-13c., chace, “a hunt,” from Old French chace “a hunt, a chase; hunting ground” (12c.), from chacier (see chase (v.)). Meaning “a pursuit” (of an enemy, etc.) is early 14c.
“bore of a gun barrel,” 1640s, from French chas “eye of a needle; enclosure,” from Vulgar Latin *capsum, variant of Latin capsa “box” (see case (n.2)).
To take a usually milder drink after a drink of liquor: Let’s chase this with a little Perrier (1906+)
- Chase pointers
programming To determine a chain of memory locations where each location holds a pointer to the next, starting from some initial pointer, e.g. traversing a linked list or other graph structure. This may be performed by a computer executing a program or by a programmer going through a core dump or using a debugger. [Jargon […]
[chey-ser] /ˈtʃeɪ sər/ noun 1. a person or thing that chases or pursues. 2. a drink of a milder beverage taken after a drink of liquor. 3. Also called chase gun. (on a vessel) a gun especially for use when in chase or when being chased. 4. a hunter. 5. Theater. [chey-ser] /ˈtʃeɪ sər/ noun […]
- Chase the dragon
verb phrase To inhale heroin fumes: I was chasing the dragon, strung out on junk (1970s+ Narcotics)
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