[+person, animal] poursuivre, donner la chasse à
→ As a child, I loved to chase the chickens barefoot round the yard.
to chase sb/sth from
(=chase away) chasser qn/qch de
→ the dog may even bite the offending male and chase him from the room
→ They were chased from the village.
[+job, money] courir après
→ There are dozens of people chasing every job.
(=pursuit) poursuite f , chasse f → They abandoned the chase and returned home. to give chase se lancer à la poursuite the thrill of the chase (fig) le frisson de la poursuite → The thrill of the chase at an auction can sometimes cause people to commit more than they can afford to cut to the chase aller droit au but
n course-poursuite f
[+animals, people] faire la chasse à
→ a kestrel is regularly sent in to chase away pigeons
[+fears, blues] chasser
→ she certainly knows how to chase away those winter blues.
vt (US) →
→ I'll chase her up for those reports.
→ he promised to get the Child Support Agency to chase them up once they start jobs, so they pay ...
→ Can you chase up those statistics for me?
n jeu m de piste
n (fig) fausse piste f
to send sb on a wild-goose chase lancer qn sur une fausse piste
→ He sent us on a wild-goose chase.