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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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Every game is going to be hard so to lose a man that early, you are just chasing the game.
That has to stop so we can get into our game plan, because once you start chasing the game you obviously try different things.
Disconsolate Kevin Wilson said: 'We didn't get the best of starts once again and we were chasing the game from then on.
But having said that, when we were chasing the game at 2-1 they got at us a couple of times, but that was purely because we were chasing the game.
Edge Hill were always chasing the game after going behind early, The Mersey eventually winning 8-1.
If you go a goal behind then you are chasing the game and taking risks and throwing caution to the wind and a well organised opposition will take advantage, they will find space and they will put the ball in your net.
But here we were on the receiving end, and chasing the game after gifting them early goals.
Ireland got it right and we were always chasing the game.
But in the fourth quarter they made some shots and got some breathing room and we were chasing the game after that.
But we just found ourselves chasing the game and our defence wasn't good enough.
Then they got an early jump in the third period and we were chasing the game.
And with Darlington chasing the game in the second half, they were picked off.