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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.
See also: around, chase
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mark Freeman, deputy general secretary of the Prison Officers Association, said a large amount of alcohol had been found in the jail and staff had been trying to get inmates to take a breath test for several days, chasing them around "like a scene out of Benny Hill".
AN RSPCA officer commented that the sentence of two men to 20 weeks in prison (plus 10 weeks to run concurrently) for torturing and killing four geese by chasing them around and then beating them to death with bricks and wooden planks 'reflected the seriousness of the case.' (Telegraph, July 14).
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The 49-year-old Dubliner was shocked to find he was wanted by police and an Irish bank investigator who had been chasing them around the east coast resort of L'Ampolla.
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