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chase (verb) run after someone or something, to catch them or it; cut a pattern or a design on metal.
When you chase a person, you run after them to catch them. When you chase a thing, you run after it, if it is moving, as for example an enemy's car. If you chase an animal, you run after it to catch it, or to hunt it. Dogs chase cats, that is, dogs run after cats, to catch them and kill them. Police chase thieves. Cutting patterns and designs on metal is also chasing. Chased gold is a sheet of gold on which patterns have been cut. If artistic and beautiful designs are cut or indented on metals like gold or silver, they are chased.
- The bank robber drove through the streets recklessly, as he saw the police cars following him. The police had to chase the robber for ten miles before they could overtake him.
- The murderers chased the victim, driving after him, and when they finally caught up with him, pumped two bullets through his neck.
- The craftsman's skill is revealed in his chasing an intricate design of flowers and creepers on the piece of metal, which was later shaped into a sports shield.