chase (someone or something) 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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
Many people say that for a male person, bric-a-brac hunting is about as robust a business as making doll-clothes, or decorating Japanese pots with decalcomanie butterflies would be, and these people fling mud at the elegant Englishman, Byng, who wrote a book called THE BRIC-A-BRAC HUNTER, and make fun of him for chasing around after what they choose to call "his despicable trifles"; and for "gushing" over these trifles; and for exhibiting his "deep infantile delight" in what they call his "tuppenny collection of beggarly trivialities"; and for beginning his book with a picture of himself seated, in a "sappy, self-complacent attitude, in the midst of his poor little ridiculous bric-a-brac junk shop.
So just when is this bunch of no-hopers in the Council House going to get their act together and stop wasting our money, chasing around a bunch of travellers who seem to think that we owe them the facilities that we ourselves have to pay for?
Easter is nearly here and we all know what that means in terms of things to do with the kids -- chasing around gardens looking for chocolate eggs.
As warnings and danger escalate, John struggles to find the truth--and finds himself chasing around the world in pursuit of a cunning former CIA operative who seems to have vanished.
I've never really been one for chasing around the little tracks, I go where I have to go but I prefer to concentrate on the big days.
people in houses are just starting to wake, hi-beams chasing around the
And that doesn't include chasing around every God-forsaken spot on Earth pretending we can bring peace and democracy.
fter much chasing around and using batons, the locals and the forest rangers were successful in catching the animal.
Neighbours cheered as Stella started chasing around the family home in Clactonon-Sea, Essex.
I am not going to go chasing around the world to get into the team - I have to back myself to play well," Rose said.
Mother Sandra admits: "I'll miss having breakfast every morning, watching children's TV, chasing around after her, kissing her good night.
People are chasing around all over the place trying to find honey available.
After working hard through the week he has to spend the weekend chasing around after parts and then making sure that the car is fine for work.
The band will be chasing around the heels of their Translation album at the Taylor John's House in the Canal Basin.
He said: "After many phone calls and much chasing around, the Victor Chandler Chase will be run at Sandown next Saturday.