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Pursued

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Noun

1. chased, pursued

a person who is being chased

Example Sentences:
'the film jumped back and forth from the pursuer to the pursued'

Adjective

2. pursued

followed with enmity as if to harm

Example Sentences:
'running and leaping like a herd of pursued antelopes'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Pursued

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verb -sues, -suing or -sued (mainly tr)
1. (also intr)
to follow (a fugitive, etc) in order to capture or overtake
2. 
(esp of something bad or unlucky) to follow closely or accompany
ill health pursued her
3. 
to seek or strive to attain (some object, desire, etc)
4. 
to follow the precepts of (a plan, policy, etc)
5. 
to apply oneself to (one's studies, hobbies, etc)
6. 
to follow persistently or seek to become acquainted with
7. 
to continue to discuss or argue (a point, subject, etc)

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Pursued

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verb transitiveWord forms: purˈsued or purˈsuing
1. 
to follow in order to overtake, capture, or kill; chase
2. 
to proceed along, follow, or continue with (a specified course, action, plan, etc.)
3. 
to try to find, get, win, etc.; strive for; seek after
to pursue success
4. 
to have as one's occupation, profession, or study; devote oneself to
5. 
to continue to annoy or distress; hound
pursued by bad luck
verb intransitive
6. 
to chase
7. 
to go on; continue

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Pursued

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v. pur·sued, pur·su·ing, pur·sues
v.tr.
1. To follow in an effort to overtake or capture; chase: a fox that was pursued by hounds.
2. To strive to gain or accomplish: pursue lofty political goals.
3. To proceed along the course of; follow: a ship that pursued the southern course.
4.
a. To carry further; advance: Let's not pursue this argument.
b. To take action regarding (something), especially with the intention of sustained effort: a detective who pursued each lead.
c. To engage in (a vocation or hobby, for example); practice.
5. To try to have a romantic relationship with: a lady who was pursued by many suitors.
6. To continue to torment or afflict; haunt: was pursued by the demons of lust and greed.
v.intr.
1. To follow in an effort to overtake or capture; chase.
2. To take action regarding something or carry on an established activity or project.

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