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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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While they were giving chase, Mudasser gave a street-by-street description of the raiders' escape route on his mobile phone to police officers scrambling to join the pursuit.
He disturbed the would-be thief, then called police, giving chase on foot until officers arrived.
Separately, the CSUN police officer who was giving chase also crashed, his patrol car ending up on a curb resting against a tree.
Castle Mane jumped his way into the lead halfway down the back straight with Last Option and Grimley Gale giving chase but neither appeared likely to catch the leader who stayed on strongly to score by four lengths from Grimley Gale with Last Option, who ruined whatever chance he had with a blunder two out, two and a half lengths back in third.