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 ?
Granting other whales to be in sight, the fishermen will seldom give chase to one of these Grand Turks; for these Grand Turks are too lavish of their strength, and hence their unctuousness is small.
Where else but from Nantucket did those aboriginal whalemen, the Red-Men, first sally out in canoes to give chase to the Leviathan?
The energetic animal continued to give chase to the mapping car until it reached a dead end.
The police give chase to stolen vehicles, so what is the difference here?