chase down

(redirected from chase one down)

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.
See also: chase, down

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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Xherdan Shaqiri would be the obvious answer, if he turns up that is, because he was subbed early on New Year's Day after declining to chase one down the flank and being roundly booed by home fans.
We played for the full 80 minutes and actually got the horse in front of the cart this week - we got in front and defended a scoreline instead of trying to chase one down.
It's about communicating that with the guy at the other end, watching the game if you're coming in to bat and doing what you need to do to put a big score on the board or chase one down.
Last time out at the Curragh he ran up in the front in a strong headwind so I said to Keagan to chase one down today if possible.
Coral, our Irish setter, seems more curious and excited, but we worry our Dalmatian Ashley could hurt a cat if through some freak accident she ever had the chance to chase one down.
We've just got to stand up now, we have to score some runs, take it upon ourselves to go out there and either post a score or chase one down.
We need to post a score or chase one down, it is time to perform.