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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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In the boys' tournament a strong Ovingham team defeated neighbours Highfield in the final, chasing down 79.
Dafen, in response, came within a whisker of chasing down the target with 10th man in Matthew Donoghue producing a dogged unbeaten 31, but it was the hosts that were ultimately celebrating as Michael Jones claimed the final wicket of Daniel Vaughan, with Matthew Jones taking the all-important catch.
Although Pakistan seemed to be chasing down South Africa's 150/5 successfully when they needed 39 for victory off 31 balls with six wickets in hand, however, the match took a decisive turn when Imran Tahir and Wayne Parnell took three wickets between them off successive deliveries, the report added.
This edition makes it possible to recommend an Elizabethan translation to students who wish to chase down the classical sources of the major poets on their syllabus; since the volume is attractively presented and the notes are accessible, these students may well find themselves chasing down yet more sources.
Dhillon still seems confident, but he hasn't had much luck and spends most of his time running around Bombay chasing down agents, angling for a reading or an audition.
We're reformulating some of our plans for chasing down these assets," he said.
Travado IBUS[TM] is highly efficient, eliminating maintenance and monitoring of video libraries, and saving time otherwise wasted chasing down buses to retrieve on-board video.
Bangladesh recently whitewashed New Zealand in a three-match ODI series with their batsmen even chasing down totals of 300 plus, the report added.
Arsalan Rahim (71) and Brian Beeson (52) took them to a seven-wicket success after chasing down Belmont's 170-3, out of which D Rees was left unbeaten on 94.
Nagpur The ground has hosted only two ODIs, both of them high-scoring affairs, India making 354-7 against Australia and Sri Lanka chasing down 302 to beat India.
Powys rivals Welshpool also eased their basement concerns as they clinched their second successive win with a four-wicket victory at Shelton after chasing down 128.
Bravo's ``Tabloid Wars,'' about New York Daily News reporters and editors chasing down stories, was a pretty interesting little show, as is ``The Hill,'' a six-part series that focuses on Florida Democratic congressman Robert Wexler's staff members as they attempt to influence his policies and, well, simply break through Washington's gridlock.