(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. chase, drag; pursuit, search. —v. t. chase, stalk, follow, trace, pursue, run, trail, hound. —v. i. shoot, poach, trap, snare, hawk, ferret. See inquiry.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The pursuit of game]
Syn. chase, sporting, shooting, coursing; lion hunt, tiger hunt, fox hunt, deer hunt, duck hunt, etc.; tracking, hawking, steeplechase, venery, battue (French), course, race, angling, fishing, game, gunning, pursuit, field sport, riding to hounds, piscation, beagling, piscatology; see also hunting , sport 3 .
2. [A search]
Syn. investigation, probe, inquiry, raid, quest, pursuit, exploration, research, sifting, seeking, pursuance, hounding, prosecution, trailing, inquisition, scrutiny, inquest, study, interrogation, prying, meddling, tracing, snooping, research, rummage, following, pursuing, reconnaissance, look-see*, frisking*; see also examination 1 .
1. [To pursue with intent to kill]
Syn. follow, chase, give chase, stalk, hound, trail, dog, seek, capture, kill, shoot, press on, track, heel, shadow, chase after, hunt out, ride to hounds, snare, look for, fish, run, ride, drive, fish for, hawk, poach, grouse, ferret, drag, course, start game, beagle*, gun for*, go gunning for*; see also pursue 1 .
2. [To try to find]
Syn. investigate, seek for, sift, winnow, drag, probe, fish out, fish for, look for, be on the lookout for, go after, trail, cast about, ransack, trace, ferret out, spoor, inquire, hunt for, hunt out, search for, search out, grope in the dark, leave no stone unturned, delve for, scour, prowl after, examine, interrogate, question, catechise, nose around*, rummage*; see also seek 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
search, chase, pursuit, trailing, quest, coursing.
1. look for search high and low, ferret out, scour, seek, quest for, leave no stone unturned, turn everything upside down, rummage, probe, fish for, investigate.
2. pursue and kill hound, trail, chase, track, *beat the bushes, stalk, course, poach.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To look for and pursue (game) in order to capture or kill it: chase, drive, run, stalk. See SEEK. 2. To try to find something: cast about, look, quest, search, seek. See SEEK.

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