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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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It was difficult as we were always chasing the game and this is a difficult place to play, and we couldn't play our football as well as we could have," he said.
It's difficult when you're chasing the game at home because you want to do well for your fans and want to show that you're trying to affect the game.
But the Dragons were always chasing the game and a second-half own goal from an Adrian Czielewicz cross was little consolation.
WOLVES manager Mick McCarthy says Wolves cannot afford to go chasing the game against Blackburn.
Chris Feasey opened for Benfield on 17 minutes but a brace of goals from Alex Benjamin had the home side chasing the game.
St Joseph's were chasing the game and when they put a long kick through, the Moldgreen winger knocked the ball on, allowing them to pick up and score in the corner.
Tamworth's early goal left County chasing the game, something they have not been used to for the last year and midfielder Danny Rose believes they could be victims of their own success.
The Indians were always chasing the game - and apart from Mahendra Singh Dhoni (55) and captain Rahul Dravid (63), they struggled against Shaun Pollock (four for 26) on the way to 168 all out.
Both teams are happy to sling the ball about, and although a tight game would suit the visitors more, they may be forced to open up if chasing the game.
COVENTRY were chasing the game and kept on lumping long balls into the box, which we should have been able to deal with.
But unfortunately a couple of passes opened us up and we were chasing the game again.
Edge Hill were always chasing the game after going behind early, The Mersey eventually winning 8-1.