chase around

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chase (someone or something) around

To chase someone or something in what becomes a circuitous pursuit. I can't chase the dog around all morning, I have to get to work! After chasing the criminal around for an hour, the police were finally able to catch him.
See also: around, chase
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chase someone or something around

to follow someone or something around in pursuit. (There is an implication that the person or thing pursued is attempting to elude whatever is in pursuit.) The dog chased us around in play. It chased around all the children.
See also: around, chase
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Greek took both tiller and sheet and continued the chase around the Lancashire Queen, while I attended to Charley, on whose head a nasty lump was rapidly rising.
'The batsmen believe that we can chase around 320-330.
They then proceeded to chase around her car and consistently inquired the driver about the woman destination.
The driver tried to run but was caught after a short chase around 2:30 a.m., authorities said.
Police attempted to box in the Audi A4 after spotting it driving around Brierley Hill and Dudley on Friday morning but the driver managed to ram his way out, leading to a 20-minute police chase around the town.
A CHRISTMAS Eve chase around residential streets of Caernarfon ended with a car being abandoned in a playground by a man already banned from the road for six years, a court heard yesterday Barry Griffiths, 44, of Cae Mur in the town, was sent to prison for twelve weeks by magistrates at Llandudno.
A DANGEROUS driver who led police on a chase around the streets of Hartlepool at breakneck speeds has narrowly avoided an immediate jail term.
It led to a chase around the car, with the cabbie trying to get away.
He warmed up with a quick chase around the gardens by his hotel, proudly announcing: "I'm running with all the boys and girls."
DIGOS CITY -- A still unidentified motorcycle thief was killed by elements of the police's City Special Anti-Organized Crime Group (CSOG) after a brief chase around 3:30 a.m.
That honour remains with the Willie Mullins-trained Vautour, who won Ascot's featured chase around an hour earlier in workmanlike fashion.
A MAN who led police on a chase around Lockwood has admitted dangerous driving.
JAKE GREENALL has seen plenty of classic performances in the biggest staying chase around down the years.
San Diego, CA, May 18, 2014 --( “The Ambulance Chase around Lake Miramar provided a fun opportunity to support the Professional Alliance for Children,” commented Dave Buckley of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
While behind the wheel of a stolen modified PS85,000 Audi RS5 he almost outran a force helicopter during a 65-mile chase around Wolverhampton and Stafford.