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give chase (to someone or something)

To begin moving in pursuit of someone or something. The police gave chase once they saw the robber slip out the back window. The kids gave chase to the ice cream truck once they heard its familiar song.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

give chase (to someone or something)

to chase someone or something. The dogs gave chase to the fox. A mouse ran by, but the cat was too tired to give chase.
See also: chase, give
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

give chase

Pursue, as in The police gave chase to the robber. [c. 1700]
See also: chase, give
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

give ˈchase

begin to run after somebody/something in order to catch them: We gave chase along the footpath.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

give chase

To engage in pursuit of quarry: Police gave chase to the speeding car.
See also: chase, give
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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A young man gave chase but lost the mugger in the Park Street area
"When Vic gave chase the guy turned round and legged it."
"We''re keen to trace the witness, a man, who we believe saw what happened and gave chase."
It was as he neared Clayton Road that the man, described as young, gave chase.
A number of local people gave chase, the robbers had to abandon their haul which was later recovered, and police enquiries led to them being arrested later at their homes.
The police gave chase and Ward abandoned the car in Newmilns where police spotted his uniform in the back.
The sixth formers, all aged 17, gave chase after the screwdriver-wielding man was interrupted by teachers as he tried to steal a computer projector from Small Heath School and Sixth Form Centre in Small Heath.
Gardai, who believe the raids were linked, saw the speeding car escaping in the latest raid but although they gave chase, the thieves got away.
on Sunday and later killed the store manager, Masahiko Okeda, in a scuffle that took place inside Tokyo station after Okeda and two store employees gave chase.
The officers gave chase and one officer was able to flank Hodari, who then tossed away what appeared to be a "rock." Hodari was captured, and the rock turned out to be crack cocaine.
Up on screen, evil pirates, noble Huguenots, and a lot of piranha fish gave chase to a progressively incomprehensible story-line.
The victim immediately reported the incident to the policemen who gave chase, leading to a gunfight near a cemetery in Sta.
"The woman gave chase and the The suspect, who is described a white male in his 20, and wearing a blue jacket, dropped the bag but was able to make off with her purse.
Byrne launched himself to the front but Kiyonari gave chase again and edged closer.
Gardai from Irishtown station were returning from court when they came across the car and gave chase.