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English noun: chase

1. chase (act) the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture


SamplesThe culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit.


Synonymsfollowing, pursual, pursuit


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)shadowing, stalk, stalking, tailing, tracking, trailing

2. Chase (person) United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)


SynonymsSalmon P. Chase, Salmon Portland Chase


Instance hypernymchief justice, pol, political leader, politician, politico

3. chase (artifact) a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time


Broader (hypernym)frame


English verb: chase

1. chase (motion) go after with the intent to catch


SamplesThe policeman chased the mugger down the alley.
The dog chased the rabbit.


ExamplesThey chase the car down the avenue


Synonymschase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)follow, pursue


Narrower (hyponym)hound, hunt, quest, run down, trace, tree

2. chase (social) pursue someone sexually or romantically


ExamplesSam cannot chase Sue


Synonymschase after


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)court, romance, solicit, woo

3. chase (contact) cut a groove into


SamplesChase silver.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)cut

4. chase (contact) cut a furrow into a columns


Synonymschamfer, furrow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut









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