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chase vb. (in Tim. I. i. 25 Ff “chases,” mod. edd. “chafes,” Ven. 325 earlier Qq “chafing,” later “chasing”)
1. “chas'd your blood Out of appearance” (Ff1 2 “apparance”), driven the colour out of your face (i.e. rendered it invisible) H5 II. ii. 75.
2. to harass, persecute Wint. V. i. 217 “Though Fortune, visible an enemy, Should chase us with my father.”
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