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chase

verb endeavor to overtake, follow, go after, go in pursuit of, go in quest of, hunt, pursue, run after, run in pursuit, search, seek, track, trail, try to overtake
See also: embellish, follow, hunt, pursuit, quest, race, repulse, trace

CHASE, Eng. law. The liberty of keeping beasts of chase, or royal gaine, on another man's ground as well as on one's own ground, protected even from the owner of the land, with a power of hunting them thereon. It differs from a park, because it may be on another's ground, and because it is not enclosed. 2 Bl. Com. 38.

CHASE, property. The act of acquiring possession of animals ferae naturae by force, cunning or address. The hunter acquires a right to such animals by occupancy, and they become his property. 4 Toull. n. 7. No man has a right to enter on the lands of another for the purpose of hunting, without his consent. Vide 14 East, R. 249 Poth. Tr. du Dr. de Propriete, part 1, c. 2, art. 2. CHASTITY. That virtue which prevents the unlawful commerce of the sexes.
     2. A woman may defend her chastity by killing her assailant. See Self Defence. And even the solicitation of her chastity is indictable in some of the states; 7 Conn. 267; though in England, and perhaps elsewhere, such act is not indictable. 2 Chit. Pr. 478. Words charging a woman with a violation of chastity are actionable in themselves. 2 Conn. 707.

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We thought that 290 was chaseable and if not par then only just above a par score.
Strauss explained: "We always felt 250 was chaseable but we needed to get stuck in and get a partnership.
Others say that point-to-pointing will die a death if foxes are no longer legally chaseable, and that jump racing will follow it to the grave, but I'm not sure I follow the line of reasoning.
Most teams out there will be looking to take wickets early on and then assess their options to take wickets throughout the innings, not just sit back and hope scores are going to be chaseable, but trying to force the game.
Chaseable targets (Uxbridge, 2012, for example) will not be turned down.
A target of 110 should have been chaseable but we just didn't perform.
Having said that, 132 was still chaseable but if your main batsmen fail then it's very difficult to win such games.
In the end, they set a chaseable 7-146, which Australia eclipsed with three balls remaining at Newlands in Cape Town.
We felt 267 was very chaseable on that wicket," he added.