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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chase after mean? 

  The verb CHASE AFTER has 2 senses:

1. pursue someone sexually or romantically
2. go after with the intent to catch

  Familiarity information: CHASE AFTER used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1chase after [BACK TO TOP]


Pursue someone sexually or romantically

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


chase after; chase

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

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

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot chase after Sue

Sense 2chase after [BACK TO TOP]


Go after with the intent to catch

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


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

Context examples:

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

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

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

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

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 after the car down the avenue

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