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chase

1. Brit an unenclosed area of land where wild animals are preserved to be hunted
2. Brit the right to hunt a particular quarry over the land of others
3. the chase the act or sport of hunting
4. short for steeplechase
5. Real Tennis a ball that bounces twice, requiring the point to be played again
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Chase

A covered recess in a wall that forms a vertical shaft, in which plumbing pipes or electrical wires are inserted.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

What does it mean when you dream about being chased?

Being chased in a dream suggests running from a situation that the dreamer finds threatening or frightening. If the dreamer is the pursuer, he or she may be chasing after a difficult goal.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.

chase

[chās]
(building construction)
A vertical passage for ducts, pipes, or wires in a building.
(design engineering)
A series of cuts, each having a path that follows the path of the cut before it; an example is a screw thread.
(engineering)
The main body of the mold which contains the molding cavity or cavities.
The enclosure used to shrink-fit parts of a mold cavity in place to prevent spreading or distortion, or to enclose an assembly of two or more parts of a split-cavity block.
To straighten and clean threads on screws or pipes.
(graphic arts)
A rectangular metal frame in which type and plates are locked for letterpress printing.
(ordnance)
The exposed part of a gun (artillery) in front on the trunnion band or cradle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chase

1. A continuous recess built into a wall to receive pipes, ducts, etc.; a wall chase.
2. A groove cut in a masonry wall to receive a pipe, conduit, etc.
3. To decorate metalwork by tooling on the exterior surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chase

i. To follow another aircraft either to observe its behavior (as in the case of a chase pilot), warn of a visible malfunction or external damage, or to assist it in landing.
ii. To give chase (i.e., to follow a hostile aircraft and attempt to get close to it to be able to attack it).
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

Chase

(dreams)
Folklore interpretations say that if you are looking at a chase or participating in it, you will have a comfortable old age. Although this may be comforting, there is a more realistic understanding of this activity in a dream. For example, if you are being chased maybe you are running away from and trying to escape things that are frightening and unpleasant (possibly your own habits and negative behaviors). If you are doing the chasing, it may be that you are expressing some aggressive feelings toward others or are pursuing a very difficult goal. On the deepest level, if a stranger is chasing you it may represent your chasing a part of yourself, the unconscious attempts to catch up with the conscious in order for you to become more aware of yourself and your own multidimensional nature.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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WEST Indies captain Chris Gayle has blasted his bowlers after they allowed South Africa to chase down 304 to win the fourth one-day international in Roseau.
ELITE armed police are patrolling on motorbikes to chase down teen gunmen.
The 25-year-old will have a scan later today after colliding with a fence while attempting to chase down a ball in the first-round match.
But after Pakistan unsurprisingly failed to chase down New Zealand's 373 for seven, the Kiwis will face England in Sydney this weekend.
Their reverse in the first Test has prompted further questions about the credentials of the world's number one ranked team after they allowed the Proteas to chase down 414 - the second-highest fourthinnings victory total in the history of Test cricket.
"Ultimately you are not going to chase down 280-plus in 40 overs.
In this brand new format all three contestants chase down their celebrity heroes with Caroline keeping an eye on their progress back in the studio.
A police chase down the M6 motorway ended with a shooting.
The city is in the process of hiring an industrial marketing co-ordinator who will in turn hire consultants to chase down North America-wide leads in various sectors including the aviation industry.
And instead of spinning a web, one type of long-legged Movile spider uses its sense of smell and hearing to chase down small prey like millipedes.
Shane Watson helped the CSK chase down the 179-run target in 18.3 overs.
GROUP-STAGE VENUES Bangalore Big hitters can make hay at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium - India's Yusuf Pathan hit seven sixes to help his side chase down 321 against New Zealand last year and hardhitting opener Virender Sehwag averages 72 in five appearances.