give chase


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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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Tom, 44, of Tranent, East Lothian, said: "It was a spur of the moment thing to jump in the taxi and give chase."
The energetic animal continued to give chase to the mapping car until it reached a dead end.
GOOD Samaritans helped a driver give chase after a thief smashed his van window and stole a mobile phone in Roman Road, Middlesbrough, at about 2.45pm on October 31.
What are the police going to use them for if there is a policy not to give chase?
Control room managers should take charge and drivers should have less discretion to give chase.
An unknown passer-by helped the victim give chase but the thief escaped.
As I am a pensioner, he never thought I'd give chase but I did - and he dropped most of his haul as he got away.