Complete Definition of "chase"

English
see|Chase

Pronunciation
IPA|/tʃeɪs/, SAMPA|/tSeIs/
audio|en-us-chase.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪs|-eɪs

Etymology 1
L. captare

Noun
en-noun

  1. The action of the verb "to chase".
  2. <!--NHunt-->A hunt.
  3. <!--NProperty--> UK A large country estate where game may be shoot|shot or hunted.
  4. Anything being chased, especially a vessel in time of war
  5. nautical Any of the guns that fire directly ahead or astern; either a bow chase or stern chase

Translations

trans-top|action of the verb "to chase"
Chinese: zh-ts|追逐|追逐 (zhuīzhú)
Czech: t-|cs|stíhání, t-|cs|honění
Danish: jagt c; forfølgelse
Dutch: t-|nl|achtervolging|f, t+|nl|jacht|m
Estonian: tagaajamine
Finnish: jahti, takaa-ajo
French: t|fr|poursuite|f
German: Verfolgung f, Jagd f
Greek: t+|el|καταδίωξη|sc=Grek
Hebrew: מרדף (mirdaf) m
Hungarian: t+|hu|üldözés
Icelandic: t-|is|eftirför
Indonesian: pengejaran
Italian: t+|it|caccia|f
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Japanese: 追跡 (ついせき, tsuiseki), 追求 (ついきゅう,tsuikyū)
Korean: t-|ko|추격|trchugyeok|scKOchar
Latvian: vajāšana; pakaļdzīšanās
Lithuanian: vijimasis, persekiojimas
Norwegian: t-|no|jakt, t-|no|forfølgelse
Polish: pogoń
Portuguese: perseguição
Romanian: t-|ro|urmărire
Russian: погоня f, гонка f
Slovak: prenasledovanie
Slovenian: pregon
Spanish: t-|es|persecución|f
Swedish: t+|sv|jakt
Turkish: peşinde koşma, kovalama
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<!--NHunt-->a hunt
See hunt

trans-top|Property
Dutch: jachtgebied n, jachtdomein n
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German: Jagdgebiet n, Jagdgrund m
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Verb
en-verb|chas|ing

  1. transitive To pursue, to follow at speed.
  2. transitive To hunt.
  3. context|transitive|cricket To attempt to win by scoring the required number of runs in the final innings.

#: Australia will be chasing 217 for victory on the final day.

  1. context|transitive|baseball To swing at a pitch outside of the strike zone, typically an outside pitch

#: Jones chases one out of the zone for strike two.

  1. context|transitive|baseball To produce enough offense to cause the pitcher to be removed

#: The rally chased the starter.

  1. context|transitive|nautical To pursue a vessel in order to destroy, capture or interrogate her
  2. Context|intransitive|cricket|of a side batting last To attempt to score the required number of runs to win.

Translations
trans-top|to pursue, to follow at speed
Arabic: ARchar|يُطارِد
Chinese: zh-ts|追逐|追逐 (zhuīzhú)
Czech: t-|cs|honit, t-|cs|pronásledovat
Danish: jagte (?)
Dutch: achternazitten, achternajagen
Dutch: achternazitten
Estonian: taga ajama
Finnish: ajaa takaa, jahdata
French: t+|fr|poursuivre, t+|fr|chasser
German: t+|de|jagen
Greek: t+|el|κυνηγώ|scGrek, t+|el|καταδιώκω|scGrek
Guwal: bugaman
Hebrew: לרדוף (lirdof)
Hungarian: t-|hu|üldöz
Icelandic: t-|is|elta
Ido: chasar
Indonesian: mengejar
Italian: t+|it|cacciare
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Jalnguy: gundumman
Japanese: t-|ja|追跡する|sc=Jpan
Korean: 쫓다 (jjochda, jjotda)
Latin: t-|la|captare
Latvian: dzīties pakaļ; vajāt
Lithuanian: vytis, persekioti
Norwegian: løpe, *jage etter, forfølge
Polish: ścigać
Portuguese: t+|pt|perseguir
Romanian: a urmări
Russian: гнаться
Slovak: prenasledovať, hnať sa
Slovenian: loviti; zasledovati
Spanish: t-|es|perseguir
Swedish: t-|sv|jaga, t+|sv|förfölja
Telugu: వెంటాడు (veMTaaDu), తరుము (tarumu)
Turkish: kovalamak, peşinden koşmak
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<!--VTrHunt-->to hunt
See hunt

trans-top|Cricket
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Derived terms
chase the dragon
cut to the chase
wild-goose chase

Etymology 2

Perhaps from French châsse, “case”, “reliquary”, from Old French chasse, from Latin capsa.

Noun
en-noun

  1. printing A rectangular steel or iron frame into which pages or columns of type are locked for printing or plate making.

Translations

trans-top|A rectangular steel or iron frame
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Etymology 3
Possibly from obsolete French chas, “groove”, “enclosure”, from Old French, from Latin capsa, box. V., variant of “enchase”.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A groove cut in an object; a slot: the chase for the quarrel on a crossbow.
  2. A trench or channel for drainpipes or wiring.
  3. The part of a gun in front of the trunnions.
  4. The cavity of a mold.

Translations

trans-top|A groove cut in an object
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trans-top|A trench or channel for drainpipes or wiring
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trans-top|The part of a gun in front of the trunnions
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trans-top|The cavity of a mold
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Verb
en-verb|chas|ing

  1. transitive To groove; indent.
  2. transitive To cut (the thread of a screw).
  3. transitive To decorate (metal) by engraving or embossing.

Translations

trans-top|To groove; indent
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trans-top|To cut (the thread of a screw)
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trans-top|to decorate (metal) by engraving or embossing
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