ADJ. long, short | high-speed | car The film ends with a long car chase. | police | wild goose He sent us on a wild goose chase (= a search for sth that cannot be found).
VERB + CHASE give, take up The old lady shouted for help and then gave chase. A police officer arrived on the scene and took up the chase. | abandon, give up Exhausted and hungry, the hunters finally gave up the chase. | join (in) Several children joined in the chase.
PREP. in ~ (of) She ran in chase of the pram.
PHRASES the thrill of the chase What did he really want? Was it just the thrill of the chase?