Pursuit / Chase

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What is the difference between Pursuit and Chase, Pursuing and Chasing? Also, what is the difference between a Police Pursuit and a Police Chase?
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Please give us the complete sentence in which you saw this phrase (or in which you plan to use it), with some context, so we have a specific example to discuss.


    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    As Parla says.

    Note that in everyday speech you are less likely to hear the word "pursuit" used. We normally talk about "chasing" someone.
    The cops were chasing the robbers.
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