give chase (to someone or something)

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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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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.
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give chase

Pursue, as in The police gave chase to the robber. [c. 1700]
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give ˈchase

begin to run after somebody/something in order to catch them: We gave chase along the footpath.
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give chase

To engage in pursuit of quarry: Police gave chase to the speeding car.
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References in classic literature ?
Sparsit, with a violent cold upon her, her voice reduced to a whisper, and her stately frame so racked by continual sneezes that it seemed in danger of dismemberment, gave chase to her patron until she found him in the metropolis; and there, majestically sweeping in upon him at his hotel in St.
A MAN had his appointment for a trim cut short after he and his hairdresser gave chase to a thief who stole a mobile phone from the salon while he was in the barber's chair.
POLICE are appealing for a good Samaritan who gave chase to a suspect following a theft from a pensioner to come forward.
A DAY-TRIPPER gave chase to gunman Derrick Bird's cab to give him a ticking off for hitting a car.
TWO off-duty police officers gave chase to a man wanted for theft yesterday while attending a remembrance service in Northumberland.
Cardiff City owner Sam Hammam gave chase to a driver after his prized Audi A6 was damaged.
GARDAI are investigating after a man who gave chase to two handbag snatchers at the weekend suffered minor stab wounds.
Former West Midlands Police officer Glenn Young, aged 55, had been working at Comet in Kidderminster when he gave chase to the suspect.
Ignoring the received advice when his girlfriend was mugged in New Orleans,he didn't meekly stand back, but chivalrously gave chase to the thieves.
Two police cars gave chase to the car after the occupants drove off from a petrol station without paying.
Up on screen, evil pirates, noble Huguenots, and a lot of piranha fish gave chase to a progressively incomprehensible story-line.
Honorary secretary Tilly Hale, who had a liver transplant in 1999, noticed some money was missing and gave chase to a man she thought was acting suspicious but turned out not to have the cash.
Her father Tracje returned to the house in Hammersmith, West London, and gave chase to an intruder - thinking he was a burglar.
Inspector Rice, of Barry Police Station, gave chase to the youth through Gladstone Park and into the lanes between Woodlands Road and Gladstone Road at about 9.20pm on June 2.
Mr Bowen, aged 33, gave chase to the man, who he believed must have stolen something from the store, and after a dash across the shopping centre car park caught him and knocked him to the ground.