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be in pursuit

Following or chasing someone or something. The burglar got away, but I called the police, and now they're in pursuit.
See also: pursuit

be in pursuit of (someone or something)

To follow or chase someone or something. I called the police, and now they're in pursuit of the burglar.
See also: of, pursuit

in hot pursuit (of someone or something)

Chasing or pursuing someone or something very closely or with great energy or zeal. The suspect was seen fleeing down Main Street with police in hot pursuit. They've been in hot pursuit of an Olympic gold medal for the last eight years.
See also: hot, pursuit, someone

in pursuit of (someone or something)

Following or chasing someone or something. I called the police, and now they're in pursuit of the burglar.
See also: of, pursuit
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in pursuit of something

chasing after something. Bill spends most of his time in pursuit of money. Every year Bob goes into the countryside in pursuit of butterflies.
See also: of, pursuit
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in hot purˈsuit (of somebody/something)

chasing somebody; trying to catch somebody: He grabbed the jewels and ran, with several customers in hot pursuit.
See also: hot, pursuit
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