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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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"We're reformulating some of our plans for chasing down these assets," he said.
Hank Aaron was always in the batter's box trying to knock Milwaukee one run ahead of San Francisco's Willie Mays playing in the center of Candlestick Park chasing down every fly ball.
Naumann has been exploring the corners of what is left of the world of New York Dada, unearthing the connections between the people, locating works of art, chasing down rent and immigration papers, sifting through the magazines and criticism.
The series victory took South Africa a major step forward in their bid for success at next year's ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and they will be hoping to continue chasing down first-placed Sri Lanka and second-placed India when they play two more matches against Pakistan at home next week.
Arsalan Rahim (71) and Brian Beeson (52) took them to a seven-wicket success after chasing down Belmont's 170-3, out of which D Rees was left unbeaten on 94.
Second place Ynystawe are still chasing down the leaders with eight matches left, after they put Gowerton to the sword with an Andrew Beasley inspired 10 wicket thumping of the visitors.
However, like so many times this season, the champions-elect came up with the goods with the bat in chasing down the runs, this time with only two balls to spare.
Nagpur The ground has hosted only two ODIs, both of them high-scoring affairs, India making 354-7 against Australia and Sri Lanka chasing down 302 to beat India.
The holders lost six wickets in chasing down Ferriby's score, but an unbeaten 57 from Richard Jakeman added to Simon Kelly's earlier 51 saw them safely home.
The tourists, who were dismissed for 89 in their first innings, are chasing down Sri Lanka's total of 577 for six declared and trail the hosts by 378 runs at the end of today's morning session.
At the Laboratory of Genetic Diversity at the National Institutes of Health, O'Brien and his team are chasing down causes and cures for human diseases by examining the genetic makeup of nonhuman mammals.
It was a hassle chasing down the 30 ceding insurers and 16 reinsurers to sign assignment agreements, he said.
Bangladesh recently whitewashed New Zealand in a three-match ODI series with their batsmen even chasing down totals of 300 plus, the report added.