Definition of "chase" []

  • To follow rapidly in order to catch or overtake; pursue: chased the thief. (verb-transitive)
  • To follow (game) in order to capture or kill; hunt: chase foxes. (verb-transitive)
  • To seek the favor or company of persistently: chased me until I agreed to a date. (verb-transitive)
  • To put to flight; drive: chased the dog away. (verb-transitive)
  • Baseball To cause (an opposing pitcher) to be removed from a game by batting well. (verb-transitive)
  • To follow or run after (a person, animal, or goal) persistently or quickly (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To force to run (away); drive (out) (verb)
  • To court (a member of the opposite sex) in an unsubtle manner (verb)
  • To pursue persistently and energetically in order to obtain results, information, etc (verb)
  • To hurry; rush (verb)
  • The act of chasing; pursuit (noun)
  • Any quarry that is pursued (noun)
  • An unenclosed area of land where wild animals are preserved to be hunted (noun)
  • The right to hunt a particular quarry over the land of others (noun)
  • A ball that bounces twice, requiring the point to be played again (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "chase" in a sentence
  • "Mansell was third in the title chase with Piquet fourth, the top four covered by 17 points."
  • "As the sport's most popular driver, his participation in the title chase raises the profile of the 10-race series."
  • "The British driver, who was representing his McLaren team at the fourth annual Moscow City Racing show, is 95 points behind Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in the title chase as the season reaches the halfway stage."