chasing after mere favorability and openness is an unbecoming act of desperation.
Toomey was Tea Party before Tea Party was cool, chasing Specter out of the party.
Later that day, she was chasing her big brother, Samudra, around the yard.
Loretta, a dreamy young mother, is chasing dignity with increasing desperation.
But trying to impose such order by chasing away informal commerce and culture is myopic.
He had been chasing her for his answer, and she had escaped him through a gate.
Of course, an anxious eye had been kept on the pinnace and the vessel she was chasing.
The 'pinkie' is a schooner-rigged craft, sharp at both ends, a short peak running up aft, and designed for a chasing sea.
Now he felt convinced his grandfather was chasing him with the emus.
There is no more violent splashing and pebbling, racing, chasing, separating.
c.1300, chacen "to hunt; to cause to go away; put to flight," from Old French chacier "to hunt, ride swiftly, strive for" (12c., Modern French chasser), from Vulgar Latin *captiare (source of Italian cacciare, Catalan casar, Spanish cazar, Portuguese caçar "to chase, hunt;" see catch (v.)).
Meaning "run after" developed mid-14c. Related: Chased; chasing. Older European words for "pursue" often also cover "persecute" (e.g. Greek dioko, Old English ehtan); modern ones often derive from words used primarily for the hunting of animals.
mid-13c., chace, "a hunt," from Old French chace "a hunt, a chase; hunting ground" (12c.), from chacier (see chase (v.)). Meaning "a pursuit" (of an enemy, etc.) is early 14c.
"bore of a gun barrel," 1640s, from French chas "eye of a needle; enclosure," from Vulgar Latin *capsum, variant of Latin capsa "box" (see case (n.2)).
To take a usually milder drink after a drink of liquor: Let's chase this with a little Perrier (1906+)