Pur·sue v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursued p. pr. & vb. n. Pursuing.]
1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
We happiness pursue; we fly from pain. --Prior.
The happiness of men lies in purswing,
Not in possessing. --Longfellow.
2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
The fame of ancient matrons you pursue. --Dryden.
3. To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course.
4. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue. “ Insatiate to pursue vain war.”
5. To follow as an example; to imitate.
6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have pursued me, they shall pursue you also. --Wyclif (John xv. 20).
Syn: -- To follow; chase; seek; persist. See Follow.
adj : followed with enmity as if to harm; "running and leaping
like a herd of pursued antelopes"
n : a person who is being chased; "the film jumped back and
forth from the pursuer to the pursued" [syn: chased]