give chase


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give chase (to someone or something)

To begin moving in pursuit of someone or something. The police gave chase once they saw the robber slip out the back window. The kids gave chase to the ice cream truck once they heard its familiar song.
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give chase (to someone or something)

to chase someone or something. The dogs gave chase to the fox. A mouse ran by, but the cat was too tired to give chase.
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give chase

Pursue, as in The police gave chase to the robber. [c. 1700]
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give ˈchase

begin to run after somebody/something in order to catch them: We gave chase along the footpath.
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give chase

To engage in pursuit of quarry: Police gave chase to the speeding car.
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As the deputies got into their car to give chase, they saw the pickup - carrying what appeared to be pool supplies - racing out of the parking lot after the Honda.
Tom, 44, of Tranent, East Lothian, said: "It was a spur of the moment thing to jump in the taxi and give chase.
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GOOD Samaritans helped a driver give chase after a thief smashed his van window and stole a mobile phone in Roman Road, Middlesbrough, at about 2.
An unknown passer-by helped the victim give chase but the thief escaped.
Said Det Supt Tim Callaghan: "We did not give chase after these suspects but continued to monitor and shadow them.
Police will give chase on KTM 600cc bikes - a match for off-road bikes.