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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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