chase: Meaning and Definition of
— v., n. chased, chas•ing,
- 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.
- 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.
- a private game preserve; a tract of privately owned land reserved for, and sometimes stocked with, animals and birds to be hunted.
- the right of keeping game or of hunting on the land of others.
- a steeplechase.
- to pursue: The hunt began and the dogs gave chase.
- the sport or occupation of hunting.
- a rectangular iron frame in which composed type is secured or locked for printing or platemaking.
- a space or groove in a masonry wall or through a floor for pipes or ducts.
- a groove, furrow, or trench; a lengthened hollow.
- the part of a gun in front of the trunnions.
- the part containing the bore.
— chased, chas•ing.
- to ornament (metal) by engraving or embossing.
- to cut (a screw thread), as with a chaser or machine tool.
- 1887–1973, U.S. educator, novelist, and essayist.
- 1808–73, U.S. jurist and statesman: secretary of the Treasury 1861–64; Chief Justice of the U.S. 1864–73.
- 1741–1811, U.S. jurist and leader in the American Revolution: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1796–1811.
- 1888–1985, U.S. economist and writer.
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