give chase (to someone or something)

(redirected from give chase to one)

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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While Curt and I saw only one giant across the valley, Bob and Larry had several big bears in their hunting area, and even needed to give chase to one that meandered a bit too close to our camp.