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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
chase (noun)
1.
a) the hunting of wild animals - used with the
b) the act of - chasing pursuit
c) an earnest or frenzied seeking after something desired
2.
something pursued - quarry
3.
a tract of unenclosed land used as a game preserve
4.
- steeplechase
5.
a sequence (as in a movie) in which the characters pursue one another
chase (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to follow rapidly - pursue
b) - hunt
c) to follow regularly or persistently with the intention of attracting or alluring
2.
obsolete - harass
3.
to seek out - often used with down detectives chasing down clues
4.
to cause to depart or flee - drive chase the dog out of the garden
5.
to cause the removal of (a baseball pitcher) by a batting rally
6.
intransitive verb
to swing at (a baseball pitched out of the strike zone)
1.
to chase an animal, person, or thing - chase after material possessions
2.
- rush hasten chased all over town looking for a place to stay
chase (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to ornament (metal) by indenting with a hammer and tools without a cutting edge
b) to make by such indentation
c) to set with gems
2.
a) - groove indent
b) to cut (a thread) with a - chaser
chase (noun)
1.
- groove furrow
2.
the bore of a cannon
3.
a) - trench
b) a channel (as in a wall) for something to lie in or pass through
chase (noun)
a rectangular steel or iron frame in which letterpress matter is locked (as for printing)
Chase (biographical name)
Mary Ellen 1887–1973 Am. educ. & author
Chase (biographical name)
Sal*mon Portland 1808–1873 Am. statesman; chief justice United States Supreme Court (1864–73) - bixcha40.wav ˈsa-mən, ˈsal-
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
chase (noun)
1.
an animal that is hunted or killed
SYNONIMS:
chase, quarry
RELATED WORDS:
game; kill, victim; beast, brute, creature, critter; target
NEAR ANTONYMS:
carnivore; chaser, hunter, pursuer; killer, murderer
predator
chase (noun)
2.
the act of going after or in the tracks of another
SYNONIMS:
chase, chasing, dogging, following, hounding, pursuing, shadowing, tagging, tailing, tracing, tracking, trailing
RELATED WORDS:
hot pursuit; tagging along; path, track, trail; search, seeking
chase (verb)
1.
to drive or force out
SYNONIMS:
banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out), turn out
RELATED WORDS:
deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax ( axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter
chase (verb)
2.
to go after or on the track of
SYNONIMS:
bird-dog, chase, course, dog, hound, pursue, run, shadow, tag, tail, trace, track, trail
RELATED WORDS:
accompany, chaperone ( chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watch
NEAR ANTONYMS:
head
guide, lead, pilot
chase (verb)
3.
to seek out (game) for food or sport
SYNONIMS:
chase, stalk
RELATED WORDS:
capture, drag, net, snare, trap; dog, ferret, hawk, hound; course, pursue, run, run down, spoor, track, trail; gun (for), harpoon, kill, shoot; poach; cull
chase (verb)
4.
to proceed or move quickly
SYNONIMS:
barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb, bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom
RELATED WORDS:
beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz ( whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beeline
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down up)
crawl, creep, poke
chase (verb)
to go in search of
SYNONIMS:
cast about (for), cast around (for), chase (down), forage (for), hunt, look up, pursue, quest, search (for out), shop (for)
RELATED WORDS:
ferret (out), root (out)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hide, lose; ignore, neglect
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