chase down


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chase down

1. To search for and find someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chase" and "down." After an hour, the police were finally able to chase the criminal down. I went to five different hardware stores to chase down that part for the heater.
2. To drink two things in quick succession. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chase" and "down." Here, you'll need this to chase that shot down. It helps if you let them chase down the medicine with apple juice.
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chase someone or something down

to track down and seize someone or something. Larry set out to chase the pickpocket down. The police chased down the suspect.
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Certainly journalists take great risks to chase down a story.
And it's only a matter of time before we're subjected to some nitwit who lit up in public leading 20 police cruisers and 65 mall cops on Segway scooters in a slow-speed chase down the 101 Freeway.
Cops chase down false leads, misinterpret evidence and are given bum assignments that lead them down narrative cul de sacs.
After a car chase down the Antelope Valley and then a two-hour search of a Lancaster neighborhood, Ward and Foust were arrested hiding in the attic of a vacant duplex.
Our main goal is to make movies people want to see, not chase down the pirates,'' Pierce said.