chase after


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Verb1.chase after - pursue someone sexually or romantically
court, romance, solicit, woo - make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
2.chase after - go after with the intent to catchchase after - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
tree - chase an animal up a tree; "the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it"; "her dog likes to tree squirrels"
pursue, follow - follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
quest - search the trail of (game); "The dog went off and quested"
hound, hunt, trace - pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
run down - pursue until captured; "They ran down the fugitive"
References in classic literature ?
It's much more fun, I think, to chase after butterflies, climb trees, and steal birds' nests.