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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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Weathersby smacked eight fours and four sixes in his 111 as Aberdare successfully chased down their target after hosts Clydach had posted 225-7 off their 50 overs.
The man who was chased down by PC Graham was later charged with two counts of harassment.
He was chased down Kilmarnock's Queen's Drive at around 2.
Batting has become easier in recent years, however, and Pakistan chased down 322 to beat India under the floodlights in 2007, although a year earlier they had been skittled for just 89 by South Africa.
Cleveland Police said it was chased down the street and kicked by the yobs as it tried to escape in the attack, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday.
PALMDALE -- Two good Samaritans chased down thieves who stole a woman's purse Monday in east Palmdale, and recovered all the stolen property, a sheriff's official said.
With a flattop, muscles, and a working-class chip on her shoulder, Max Rabinowitz is butch in a way that gets her stared at, chased down dark New Jersey streets, and sometimes beaten up.
Building on past successes, students have raised production values and chased down stories.
The efficiency of the killers, who chased down the Tutsis at roadblocks and in the streets with sharpened sticks, nail-studded clubs and grenades, surpassed even that of the Nazis, some historians contend.
And late last year, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that tuna caught when dolphins are chased down can be labeled "dolphin-safe" as long as no dolphins are injured--even though the agency found in an earlier report that this method indirectly kills dolphins through stress.
For the next 30 years, black soldiers such as Jordan escorted wagon trains, chased down outlaws and fought Native-American warriors, including Geronimo of the Apaches and Satanta of the Kiowas.