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Meaning of CHASE

Pronunciation:  cheys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
  2. [v]  cut a furrow into a columns
  3. [v]  cut a groove into; "chase silver"
  4. [v]  go after with the intent to catch
  5. [v]  pursue someone sexually or romantically

CHASE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chamfer, chase after, chase after, dog, following, furrow, go after, pursuit, tag, tail, track, trail
 See Also: chase away, court, cut, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, follow, hound, hunt, motion, move, movement, pursue, quest, romance, run down, run off, shadowing, solicit, stalk, stalking, tag along, tailing, trace, tracking, trailing, turn back, woo



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chase\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chased}; 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.
             We are those which chased you from the field.
             Philologists, who chase A panting syllable through
             time and place.                       --Cowper.
    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.
             Chased by their brother's endless malice from prince
             to prince and from place to place.    --Knolles.
    3. To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game.
             Chasing each other merrily.           --Tennyson.
  2. \Chase\, v. i.
    To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor.
  3. \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.
             You see this chase is hotly followed. --Shak.
    2. That which is pursued or hunted.
             Nay, Warwick, seek thee out some other chase, For I
             myself must hunt this deer to death.  --Shak.
    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.]
    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.
    {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
    {Stern chase} (Naut.), a chase in which the pursuing vessel
       follows directly in the wake of the vessel pursued.
  4. \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.
    2. (Mil.) The part of a cannon from the re["e]nforce or the
       trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See {Cannon}.
    3. A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench,
       as for the reception of drain tile.
    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.
  5. \Chase\, v. t. [A contraction of enchase.]
    1. To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting
       away parts, and the like.
    2. To cut, so as to make a screw thread.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are being chased means that you are avoiding a situation that you do not think is conquerable. It is often a metaphor for some form of insecurity. In particular, to dream that you are chased by an animal, represents your own unexpressed and unacknowledged anger which is being projected onto that animal. Alternatively, you may be running away from a primal urge or fear. Dreaming that you are chasing someone means that you are attempting to overcome a difficult goal or task. You may also be expressing some aggressive feelings toward others.
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