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Definitions of chase

  1. cut a furrow into a columns
  2. pursue someone sexually or romantically
  3. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; " the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
  4. cut a groove into; " chase silver"
  5. go after with the intent to catch; " The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; " the dog chased the rabbit"
  6. To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt.
  7. To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game.
  8. To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed.
  13. The part of a cannon from the reenforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon.
  14. A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile.
  15. 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.
  16. To ornament ( a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like.
  17. To cut, so as to make a screw thread.
  18. To drive away.
  19. 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.
  20. To pursue; especially, to hunt; drive away; to decorate, as a metal surface, by embossing, engraving, etc.; to cut, as the thread of a screw.
  21. To follow in pursuit.
  22. Eager pursuit; hunting, especially of wild beasts; that which is hunted.
  23. To pursue: to hunt: to drive away.
  24. Pursuit: a hunting: that which is hunted: ground abounding in game.
  25. To incase: to emboss.
  26. A case or frame for holding types: a groove.
  27. A frame for types.
  28. Pursuit; hunting.
  29. To emboss or engrave for ornament.
  30. To pursue; drive away.
  31. To follow with intent to catch; pursue; hunt.
  32. To ornament by embossing.
  33. Earnest pursuit.
  34. That which is pursued.
  35. Hunting; hunters collectively; the hunt.
  36. A private game - preserve.
  37. A frame into which type is fastened, as for printing.
  38. Earnest pursuit; hunting; that which is chased; ground stored with deer and other game beasts.
  39. A frame used by printers to confine types, when set in columns or pages; a wide groove; the length of a gun in front of the trunnions; a term in the game of tennis. Chase guns, those guns which have their ports at the head or stern, used in chasing or in defence when chased.
  40. To enchase; to emboss; to cut into the form of a screw.
  41. Sometimes spelt chace, eager or vehement pursuit; hunting; an earnest seeking after, as pleasure, fame, & c.; the thing sought for or hunted; open ground or retreat for the larger game.
  42. To pursue eagerly; to drive away; to follow eagerly after, as pleasure, profit, & c.
  43. To work or emboss plate as silversmiths do.
  44. An iron frame in which to confine types.
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Usage examples for chase

  1. Amos Chase had ideas of his own about the proper bringing up of children, and the respect due from them to their elders. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  2. Well, you don't get out; and now for a chase! – Queer-Little-Folks by Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  3. The foolish thing let him chase it under the bed, and he was half way under and half way out when Grandpa opened the bedroom door. – Sunny Boy in the Country by Ramy Allison White
  4. But you've given us a chase! – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  5. But I think you will have been at the Duke's manor of that name; and it was the hunting- lodge on the edge of the chase that I had in mind. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  6. I realize that more every day, Madam Chase. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  7. It's no use to chase him round and round, and if you drive him out into the street, he'll run away. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  8. Should he escape, all of the other players give chase, the one catching him becoming bear. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  9. We can't chase him away. – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell
  10. Thou lead such evil men a merry chase? – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  11. The Indians of the island joined in the chase, and were as dexterous as any. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  12. The chase immediately took advantage of it to alter her course. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. The yacht has given chase. – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty
  14. Now that the first excitement of the chase was over, few of them wanted to risk a battle with desperate men in the dark. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  15. He'll not fail, though now He follow far the chase upon his foes. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  16. All the bad luck we met with, was that the sheep that we had in chase got off. – Robinson Crusoe In Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  17. Then why did they chase you last night? – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  18. Mr. Knight would chase everybody away. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
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