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chase sb. (2 the usual sense; 3 once)
1. hunting Oth. II. iii. 372, Ven. 3, &c.
2. pursuit MND. II. ii. 88 “I am out of breath in this fond chase; in chase” is used both of the chaser and of the chased Gent. V. iv. 15 “Have some unhappy passenger in chase,” Tw.N. III. i. 126 “I did send . . . A ring in chase of you,” John I. i. 223 “he, That holds in chase mine honour,” Sonn. cxliii. 5 “her neglected child holds her in chase; by this kind of chase,” by following up this kind of argument AYL. I. iii. 34; occas.=race Cæs. I. ii. 8 “in this holy chase.”
3. hunting-ground Tit. II. iii. 255 “this pleasant chase.”
4. hunted animal Wint. III. iii. 56*.
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