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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''re keen to trace the witness, a man, who we believe saw what happened and gave chase.
He heard the commotion, gave chase, and caught up with a potential suspect.
A number of local people gave chase, the robbers had to abandon their haul which was later recovered, and police enquiries led to them being arrested later at their homes.
The police gave chase and Ward abandoned the car in Newmilns where police spotted his uniform in the back.
Okeda, 33, was stabbed in the abdomen during the fight but still gave chase for about 100 meters until he collapsed from his injuries.
A police patrol vehicle gave chase and accidentally hit a motorcycle and a tricycle before the suspect was finally cornered at the San Juan town center.
Byrne launched himself to the front but Kiyonari gave chase again and edged closer.
Officers gave chase after spotting two teenagers behaving suspiciously in Everton Road, Everton, at around 12.
The sporty officer, who competed in triathlons, was with a colleague when they spotted one of the suspects and gave chase.
The 30-year-old community nurse and Azaad Munsif, aged 21, then gave chase as the raiders attempted to flee through a maze of inner-city streets.
A DAY-TRIPPER gave chase to gunman Derrick Bird's cab to give him a ticking off for hitting a car.
The woman gave chase and screamed at the thief who dropped her bag and then fled towards Waterloo Road.