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Definition of Chase


  1. To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt.
  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.
  3. To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game.
  4. To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor.
  5. 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.
  6. That which is pursued or hunted.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed.
  10. The part of a cannon from the reenforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon.
  11. A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile.
  12. 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.
  13. To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like.
  14. To cut, so as to make a screw thread.
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Chase Translations

chase in Dutch is nastreven, najagen
chase in French is chassez, chassons, poursuivre, pousser, chasser
chase in German is Verfolgung, Verfolgung, Jagd
chase in Italian is inseguimento, cacciare, caccia
chase in Norwegian is jage
chase in Swedish is jaga, ciselera, jakt