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pursue

pur·sue

pursue

 
 
pronunciation:
pr su
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part of speech: verb
inflections: pursued, pursues, pursuing
definition 1: to follow in order to reach or catch; chase.
The police officer pursued the thief on foot.
synonyms:
chase
antonyms:
avoid
similar words:
dog, hound, hunt, quest, run down, shadow, stalk, tail, trace, track, trail
definition 2: to spend time doing; work at; practice.
The stamp collector pursued her hobby for twenty years.He pursued a career in engineering.
synonyms:
practice
similar words:
perform, undertake, wage
derivation: pursuer (n.)
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