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CHASE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Chase mean? 

CHASE (noun)
  The noun CHASE has 2 senses:

1. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
2. United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)

  Familiarity information: CHASE used as a noun is rare.


CHASE (verb)
  The verb CHASE has 4 senses:

1. go after with the intent to catch
2. pursue someone sexually or romantically
3. cut a groove into
4. cut a furrow into a columns

  Familiarity information: CHASE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHASE (noun)


Sense 1chase [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

chase; pursual; pursuit; following

Context example:

the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit

Hypernyms ("chase" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chase"):

tracking; trailing (the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind)

shadowing; tailing (the act of following someone secretly)

stalk; stalking (the act of following prey stealthily)


Sense 2Chase [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Salmon P. Chase; Salmon Portland Chase; Chase

Instance hypernyms:

chief justice (the judge who presides over a supreme court)

pol; political leader; politician; politico (a person active in party politics)


CHASE (verb)


Sense 1chase [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go after with the intent to catch

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

tail; go after; give chase; dog; chase; chase after; trail; track; tag

Context examples:

The policeman chased the mugger down the alley / the dog chased the rabbit

Hypernyms (to "chase" is one way to...):

follow; pursue (follow in or as if in pursuit)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "chase"):

tree (chase an animal up a tree)

quest (search the trail of (game))

hound; hunt; trace (pursue or chase relentlessly)

run down (pursue until captured)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They chase the car down the avenue

Also:

chase away (force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings)


Sense 2chase [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pursue someone sexually or romantically

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

chase after; chase

Hypernyms (to "chase" is one way to...):

court; romance; solicit; woo (make amorous advances towards)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot chase Sue


Sense 3chase [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut a groove into

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

chase silver

Hypernyms (to "chase" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4chase [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut a furrow into a columns

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

chamfer; furrow; chase

Hypernyms (to "chase" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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