chase

(redirected from chase down)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to chase down: pick up after, chase off, get up to

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
To accomplish this pioneer mission, the shuttle crew first had to chase down the Russian-made Zarya, which has been orbiting Earth since November.
With small fins and relatively little muscle, the foot-long cookie-cutter shark has the classic traits of a sit-and-wait predator: It simply doesn't have the power to chase down prey.
Akhtar further said that Bangladesh would have done a far better job against South Africa than the Pakistani batsmen, who have failed thrice in the series, to successfully chase down manageable totals in the series.
GROUP-STAGE VENUES Bangalore Big hitters can make hay at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium - India's Yusuf Pathan hit seven sixes to help his side chase down 321 against New Zealand last year and hardhitting opener Virender Sehwag averages 72 in five appearances.
The 25-year-old will have a scan later today after colliding with a fence while attempting to chase down a ball in the first-round match.
With the Galaxy trailing 1-0, Jones took things upon himself, hustling in between a pair of defenders to chase down a long ball from teammate Paulo Nagamura.
Why chase down documents for even a small percent of your loans when these can drive up the cost of each loan and take away from your bottom line?
Hughes said Australia are backing themselves to chase down whatever target is set for them by South Africa as they attempt to square the series.