chased


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:

chased \chased\ (ch[=a]st), n.
   a person who is being chased; as, better to be the chaser
   than the chased.

   Syn: pursued.
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