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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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