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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see chase,‎ after.
  • v. To pursue someone with romantic intentions; to woo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. go after with the intent to catch
  • v. pursue someone sexually or romantically


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Down there we are all contented; to us the feverish, everlasting chase after new pleasures and enjoyments is quite foreign.

    Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

  • "That was still perilous-making them all chase after you."

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • She remembered that, somewhere about this time, the Hobby-Horse went off, but had apparently forgotten that Ernie gave chase after Ralph and only had the vaguest recollection, if any, of Ralph’s improvised fooling with Ernie’s sword.

    Death of a Fool

  • There can be no question that it was your oil-lamp which, when it was crushed in the press, set fire to the wooden walls, though no doubt they were too excited in the chase after you to observe it at the time.

    Sole Music

  • Most would stay with me—one or two might chase after you—you can outride them, you're lighter and that's a damn good horse, that's why I wanted her, other considerations aside.


  • Where a plague! and Uncle Fly sprang from the wagon and began his usual active round-and-round chase after himself, slapping his pockets, now before and now behind, and whirling like a dancing dervis, while Aunt Lois stood regarding him with stony composure.

    Oldtown Folks

  • As I watch my monobrowed hottie chase after a girl he realizes he adores exactly because she is not like the popular girls he is supposed to like, I think, What is this unknown land with customs and values I did not previously know I admired?

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • He was, of course, annoyed at his wild-goose chase after a pen that had fallen into the folds of a notebook, and he drove me in silence to Isabella’s boardinghouse.

    A Letter of Mary


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