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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.
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

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

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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The potential applicability of the "business pursuits" exclusion is not always obvious.
Capture lead was responsible for multiple international pursuits, which caused a convoluted effort.
The department is involved in a handful of motor vehicle pursuits each year.
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A South Wales Police spokesman said: "The force has already conducted a review of its management of pursuits and robust procedures are in place to deal with such challenging and complex incidents.
In the past, problems occurred during multi-agency pursuits and major incidents due to miscommunication and unclear responsibilities.
"We wish to provide reassurance that South Wales Police is working hard to ensure that we have robust policies in place to ensure that everything possible is being done to minimise the risks involved during police pursuits. We have also taken extensive action to ensure that our staff is continually aware of the expected actions they take in these challenging operational situations."
THE family of a North East teenager killed by a speeding police car have welcomed new rules to stop the "unacceptably high" number of deaths in police pursuits.
THE family of a teenager killed by a speeding police car have welcomed new rules to stop the "unacceptably high" number of deaths in police pursuits.
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In 2005 police conducted 1,226 pursuits resulting in 784 arrests, and in 2006 they said they pursued 1,113 vehilces reulting in 841 arrests.
Police vehicular pursuits; constitutionality, liability, and negligence.
As the twenty-seven-year-old Carla pursuits the design of the wealthy and picky Julian Swann, she must also deal with her mother's death, her unexpected love for a rugged Norwegian sea captain, and a year of situational difficulties which must decide for Carla what the rest of her life will be.
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