chase down

1) PHRASAL VERB If you chase someone down, you run after them or follow them quickly and catch them. [mainly AM]

[V n P] Ness chased the thief down and held him until police arrived...

[V P n (not pron)] For thousands of years chasing down game was the main activity in which humans were involved.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you chase someone or something down, you manage to find them after searching for them.

[V n P] That's when I chased her down to be the singer in my band...

[V P n (not pron)] Bank officials argued that it is not their job to chase down every asset of every bank debtor.

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