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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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In the current series as well, the two times that India have managed to chase down targets set by the Kiwis, it is Kohli who has been the difference between the two sides.
Then, thrusters would change the satellite's orbit so it could chase down the errant object.
"We have to certainly be better next time to chase down such a score next time.
The two openers set their side on course to easily chase down a target of 213 with a stand of 103 in 14 overs before Adams fell for 56.
Last Friday at the ANZ Stadium, Chris Gayle smashed a 54-ball 100 not out to chase down the Adelaide Strikers' 155 with nine balls remaining.
You could imagine the other players thinking 'If Yak's up for it we can all give it a real go.' He was always looking up, always demanding the ball and always willing to chase down defenders - and that attitude was infectious.
LANCASHIRE did not make any attempt to chase down 336 from 85 overs on the final day of their County Championship Division One match against Essex, instead settling for a draw at Old Trafford.
RANGERS fans have until Friday to apply for tickets for this month's Tynecastle showdown as the champions chase down a second straight SPL title.
The Outlaws won by nine runs under Duckworth/ Lewis method after the failed to chase down a revised of 77 off 10 overs.
CUTLINE: Shrewsbury firefighters chase down hot spots at the 2-alarm fire at 11 Mountain View Ave.
As such, Beka must chase down criminals and help bring them to justice; her only weapons are her wooden baton, her wits, and her ability to listen.
It's not his nature to chase accolades, though it's pretty obvious he'd chase down anything in the way of his district's success.