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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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Administrator Carol, 47, of Mirfield, rang police while store cleaner Vic Benjamin, 49, gave chase.
I don't know why I did it but I just fired up the car and gave chase.
Two officers on patrol gave chase when they saw the mugging victim running after the thieves.
POLICE are appealing for a good Samaritan who gave chase to a suspect following a theft from a pensioner to come forward.
A police officer spotted the 30-year-old speeding and gave chase with blue lights flashing.
Staff at a sheltered housing block in Jesmond, Newcastle, gave chase when they spotted the raider inside the complex.
CDATA[ Samaria community's rapid response squad gave chase to the terrorist, who escaped.
Both men fled and Mrs Roberts gave chase shouting that they had just robbed her shop.
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.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the people who came to my rescueincluding an older gentleman who gave chase and took a punch to the eye for his trouble.