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A ballet movement consisting of one or more quick gliding steps with the same foot always leading.
intr.v. chas·séd, chas·sé·ing, chas·sés
To perform this movement.

[French, from past participle of chasser, to chase, from Old French chacier; see chase1.]
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1. (Dancing) one of a series of gliding steps in ballet in which the same foot always leads
2. (Dancing) three consecutive dance steps, two fast and one slow, to four beats of music
vb, -sés, -séing or -séd
(Dancing) (intr) to perform either of these steps
[C19: from French: a chasing]
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(ʃæˈseɪ or, esp. in square dancing, sæˈʃeɪ)

n., v. chas•séd, chas•sé•ing. n.
1. a gliding dance step with one foot kept in advance of the other.
2. to execute a chassé.
3. sashay.
[1795–1805; < French: literally, chased, followed, past participle of chasser to chase1]
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Past participle: chasséd
Gerund: chasséing

I chasse
you chasse
he/she/it chassés
we chasse
you chasse
they chasse
I chasséd
you chasséd
he/she/it chasséd
we chasséd
you chasséd
they chasséd
Present Continuous
I am chasséing
you are chasséing
he/she/it is chasséing
we are chasséing
you are chasséing
they are chasséing
Present Perfect
I have chasséd
you have chasséd
he/she/it has chasséd
we have chasséd
you have chasséd
they have chasséd
Past Continuous
I was chasséing
you were chasséing
he/she/it was chasséing
we were chasséing
you were chasséing
they were chasséing
Past Perfect
I had chasséd
you had chasséd
he/she/it had chasséd
we had chasséd
you had chasséd
they had chasséd
I will chasse
you will chasse
he/she/it will chasse
we will chasse
you will chasse
they will chasse
Future Perfect
I will have chasséd
you will have chasséd
he/she/it will have chasséd
we will have chasséd
you will have chasséd
they will have chasséd
Future Continuous
I will be chasséing
you will be chasséing
he/she/it will be chasséing
we will be chasséing
you will be chasséing
they will be chasséing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chasséing
you have been chasséing
he/she/it has been chasséing
we have been chasséing
you have been chasséing
they have been chasséing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chasséing
you will have been chasséing
he/she/it will have been chasséing
we will have been chasséing
you will have been chasséing
they will have been chasséing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chasséing
you had been chasséing
he/she/it had been chasséing
we had been chasséing
you had been chasséing
they had been chasséing
I would chasse
you would chasse
he/she/it would chasse
we would chasse
you would chasse
they would chasse
Past Conditional
I would have chasséd
you would have chasséd
he/she/it would have chasséd
we would have chasséd
you would have chasséd
they would have chasséd
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A step from a plié in fifth, sliding one foot out, heel down, before transferring weight to it; also done as a jumping step.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chasse - (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
dance step, step - a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
Verb1.chasse - perform a chasse step, in ballet
dance - move in a graceful and rhythmical way; "The young girl danced into the room"
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