Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Chase"

The meaning of "Chase" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does chase someone down mean?
A: 1. To follow and catch (e.g. The police chased down the thief)

2. To search for and find (e.g. I'd been looking for my professor all day, and I finally managed to chase him down just before his last class)
Q: What does to be down for the chase mean?
A: I never really heard that phrase to be used commonly but it means you’re willingly to do something!
Q: What does chase mean?
A: Follow/ to run after

'The dog chased the cat.'
Q: What does chase the moon like fire mean?
A: I have two interpretations for "chase the moon"

1) The moon 🌙 does not move like we do.

No matter how much we walk or run towards the moon in the night sky. It is to tell someone to give up doing what their doing because it is impossible for a human to chase it.

2) "chase the moon" can also be encouragement. Like "chase your dreams". Dreams are not easy to achieve because in reality it is very difficult or impossible. But going to the moon 🌙 seems to possible soon and people can start thinking and dream about living on the moon soon. It can also mean to tell someone to work hard and smart. Keep doing what you might be doing, learn from it and sometimes dreams like "chase the moon" can become a reality.

(It will depend on the story and context). It can be negative and positive. I recommend for positive idioms like:

"Follow your dreams"

Q: What does chase sleep mean?
A: In this case, it literally means she is trying to sleep but can't fall asleep.
More figuratively it means that she is exhausted from her struggles in life, but cannot rest even though she wants to.
I hope this explanation makes sense. If it's unclear, please ask me more.

Example sentences using "Chase"

Q: Please show me example sentences with chase away.
A: - I read a book or magazine to chase away boredom.

- It'll help chase away mosquitoes.

- Why did you let her chase him away?
Q: Please show me example sentences with chase(verb).
A: I chased the ball as it roled away.
the dog chased the car.
Q: Please show me example sentences with "chase".
A: the cops are chasing the murder.

to chase my dream i Will have to study a lot
Q: Please show me example sentences with "chase up".
A: I need to chase up my boss about those files he needed

Synonyms of "Chase" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between chase and pursue ?
A: "Pursue" is an uncommon word. In some contexts it seems appropriate, like when a police officer is going after a criminal, it's a pursuit; the police officer is pursuing the criminal. Also, "to chase a dream" and "to pursue a dream" are both right, but "pursue" sounds more serious and pragmatic here. They essentially mean the same thing, but when in doubt, you should use "chase".
Q: What is the difference between chase somebody and chase after somebody ?
A: They often mean much the same. I would normally say chase, which means any kind of intensive targeted attempt to follow and catch somebody (or animal or thing).

"Chase after" suggests a possibly unsuccessful long-term chase such as a romantic pursuit.

However "chase" alone can also mean an long or unsuccessful pursuit. For example somebody who spends a lifetime with one impossible ambition may be said to "chase a dream".
Q: What is the difference between chase and pursue ?
A: They are pretty much the same, but pursue could be used as the less literal one, like if your running after someone you would just say you are chasing them, but pursuing could be going after anything, not literally (sorry if it's confusing)
Q: What is the difference between chase and chase down ?
A: They mean the same thing. You can use either, just make sure it sounds smooth in the sentence.
Example: "I chase my dreams." "I chase down my dreams."
"The police chase robbers." "The police chase down robbers."
Q: What is the difference between chase and court and woo and run after and pursue ?
A: I think the difference is simply time.

Court and woo are very old fashioned words.

Run after, pursue, and chase meant literally running after someone but nowadays are used to replace court and woo.

Translations of "Chase"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? chased
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? chased
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? chase
A: run after someone . the police chase a suspect in an alley
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? chase away
A: "Go away" is fine, but it can be a bit blunt depending how you say it.

"Chase off" or "chase away" need not involve running.

"Some oiks were teasing my penguins, but I soon chased them away."

The oiks ran off but I didn't.

You can also say "scare away" in a similar situation.

A lot depends on who you're saying it to. : )

Other questions about "Chase"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce chase.
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Q: I chased after him to see if we could play a little before he got trapped.
(to see=I? to see=him?
Which is right?)
A: I chased after him to see if we could play a little before he got trapped. = you are seeing
I was chasing after him for him to see if we could play a little before he got trapped = he was seeing
Q: He still chases girls with his age forgotten. does this sound natural?
A: @goozz
He kept chasing girls unknowingly forgetting his too old for this kind of things.

He kept chasing girls despite his age.

Age is nothing but a number he believes so he kept chasing girls.

He kept chasing girls forgetting how old he was.

Without giving consideration for his age, he kept chasing girls.
Q: let's cut to the chase and get down to the business. does this sound natural?
A: It was nearly perfect actually. Usually the article is left out before ' business ' so it's: "Let's cut to the chase and get down to business! "
Q: I supported her to chase her dream as a friend because she was definitely suitable for a bigger stage does this sound natural? does this sound natural?
A: I encouraged her to chase her dreams because she's destined for greatness.

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