- (given name, male) of modern usage, from the surname Chase,a Middle English nickname for a hunter.
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verb (chas, ing)
- The action of the verb "to chase".
- A hunt.
- A large country estate where game may be shoot, shot or hunted.
- Anything being chased, especially a vessel in time of war
- (nautical) Any of the guns that fire directly ahead or astern; either a bow chase or stern chase
- (transitive) To pursue, to follow at speed.
- (transitive) To hunt.
- (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.
- (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.
- (context, transitive, baseball) To produce enough offense to cause the pitcher to be removed
- The rally chased the starter.
- (context, transitive, nautical) To pursue a vessel in order to destroy, capture or interrogate her
- (Context, intransitive, cricket, of a side batting last) To attempt to score the required number of runs to win.
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