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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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She just stopped chasing down the back-straight - and she was always going to prove very hard to catch.
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Additionally, customer satisfaction is on the rise and the sales reps can focus on selling rather than chasing down orders or dealing with customer complaints.
JetHawks center fielder Garcia made three run-saving catches, one in which he slammed against the wall in left-center after chasing down a Chris Lubanski flyball in the ninth inning with the tying run on second base.
This ultimately saves IT departments' time and money spent chasing down vulnerable devices or scrambling to curtail virus or worm outbreaks.
Chasing down bail jumpers, the guys are all swagger, whether the outcome merits it or not.
Jon Scarantino, Senior Network/Telecom Analyst from Fidelity stated, "Cloudmark has saved me a lot of time that I used to spend chasing down spam and creating word rules and filters.
Driver Scott Dixon won last year's championship by chasing down Helio Castroneves.
Mark Gilbert, vice president of strategy, and Bruce Milne, senior director of product marketing, of Vignette join Christopher Baum, vice president and research area director at Gartner Research, and Ed Clay, security architect for global securities practices, and Kent Angell, storage solutions practice manager, both of Sun Microsystems, to discuss how a scalable and flexible platform for managing agencies' business process and meeting new regulations can also decrease the time employees spend chasing down information, which enables agencies to enhance constituent services.
Both players routinely go into the corners, chasing down loose pucks against much bigger opponents.
As the business pressures of running a law practice mount, too much is spent chasing down transaction-specific know-how in the firm to actually draft and produce the work product, and less time is devoted to counseling the client and crafting strong legal solutions.
Realizing that the undermanned Los Angeles Police Department wastes some 15 percent of its patrol time chasing down false burglar alarms - and that 95 percent of all alarms are false - the commission devised a common-sense reform: The LAPD would stop responding to alarms that hadn't first been verified by a third party, such as an alarm company.
All of the hotels we've talked with are excited about the prospect of getting paid on the date of checkout and the time their accounting departments will save by not chasing down collections 120 days after their guests check out.
But at the very least, the JetHawks are getting plenty of experience these days chasing down a postseason berth.