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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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Coordinator of the national committee against the separation wall and settlements, Rateb al-Jabour, informed WAFA, two local brothers identified as Jehad and Ismail Mor were chased down by forces in Masafer Yatta grazing fields, which Israeli occupation authorities have declared a military training zone.
With the other major contenders drawing, Division Two leaders Seaham Park struck a crucial blow when they chased down a target of 177 set by Ushaw Moor, Chris Allan (67 from 52 balls) and Siddharth Chitnis (53 from 53 balls) ensuring they made full use of the limited overs available to them.
But my favourite is the Scottish tour pro who was chased down the first fairway of his home club by a bunch of neds brandishing knives and baseball bats.
Dimuth Karunaratne made an unbeaten 62 and fellow opener Kaushal Silva 58 as they chased down their target of 137 for the loss of just one wicKet on day five.
The Hobart Hurricanes first chased down a big total to pip Brisbane, before the Heat conceded 210 runs against the Melbourne Renegades, while finishing on 153 all out in their chase.
Sangakkara hit a superb 134 not out as Sri Lanka chased down England's total of 293 for seven to win by seven wickets.
Tawoos CT in reply chased down the target in the last ball of the match.
Public prosecutor Konstantin Fominov, 32, was chased down by the youngsters' furious fathers after they said a "strange woman" had tried to talk to them.
SPEEDy Eloise Leonard won the 100 metres at her school sports day - then chased down a gang of handbag thieves.
Summary: Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after two teenagers were shot dead as they were chased down an alleyway.
Batting has become easier in recent years, however, and Pakistan chased down 322 to beat India under the floodlights in 2007, although a year earlier they had been skittled for just 89 by South Africa.
SPRINGFIELD - Three customers of a Shari's restaurant in Springfield's Gateway area chased down and detained a man suspected of stealing the eatery's cash register, police said.
Cleveland Police said it was chased down the street and kicked by the yobs as it tried to escape in the attack, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday.
Marcus Bent chased down Jonas De Roeck and then got a crack on his shins for his effort only for the referee to judge a foot up offence against him as he moved diagonally to try to set up a chance for Kevin Phillips.
The men tried to flee, but were chased down and arrested by officers.