chase


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chase \Chase\ (ch[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chased
   (ch[=a]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Chasing.] [OF. chacier, F.
   chasser, fr. (assumed) LL. captiare, fr. L. captare to strive
   to seize. See Catch.]
   1. To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an
      enemy, or game; to hunt.
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            We are those which chased you from the field.
                                                  --Shak.
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            Philologists, who chase
            A panting syllable through time and place. --Cowper.
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   2. To follow as if to catch; to pursue; to compel to move on;
      to drive by following; to cause to fly; -- often with away
      or off; as, to chase the hens away.
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            Chased by their brother's endless malice from prince
            to prince and from place to place.    --Knolles.
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   3. To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game.
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            Chasing each other merrily.           --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chase \Chase\, v. i.
   To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chase \Chase\, n. [Cf. F. chasse, fr. chasser. See Chase, v.]
   1. Vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing,
      as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any
      object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a
      hunt. "This mad chase of fame." --Dryden.
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            You see this chase is hotly followed. --Shak.
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   2. That which is pursued or hunted.
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            Nay, Warwick, seek thee out some other chase,
            For I myself must hunt this deer to death. --Shak.
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   3. An open hunting ground to which game resorts, and which is
      private properly, thus differing from a forest, which is
      not private property, and from a park, which is inclosed.
      Sometimes written chace. [Eng.]
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   4. (Court Tennis) A division of the floor of a gallery,
      marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball
      falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must
      drive his ball in order to gain a point.
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   Chase gun (Naut.), a cannon placed at the bow or stern of
      an armed vessel, and used when pursuing an enemy, or in
      defending the vessel when pursued.

   Chase port (Naut.), a porthole from which a chase gun is
      fired.

   Stern chase (Naut.), a chase in which the pursuing vessel
      follows directly in the wake of the vessel pursued.

   cut to the chase (Film), a term used in action movies
      meaning, to shift the scene to the most exciting part,
      where someone is being chased. It is used metaphorically
      to mean "get to the main point".
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chase \Chase\, n. [F. ch['a]se, fr. L. capsa box, case. See
   Case a box.] (Print.)
   1. A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type
      are imposed.
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   2. (Mil.) The part of a cannon from the re["e]nforce or the
      trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon.
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   3. A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench,
      as for the reception of drain tile.
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   4. (Shipbuilding) A kind of joint by which an overlap joint
      is changed to a flush joint, by means of a gradually
      deepening rabbet, as at the ends of clinker-built boats.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chase \Chase\, v. t. [A contraction of enchase.]
   1. To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting
      away parts, and the like.
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   2. To cut, so as to make a screw thread.
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