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pur•sue /pɚˈsu/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object],-sued, -su•ing.
pur•su•er, n. [countable]See -seq-.
- to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.;
chase:The army pursued the retreating enemy.
- to carry on or continue (a course of action, inquiry, etc.), esp. in order to accomplish some goal:She pursued a degree in business.
- to practice (an occupation or pastime):to pursue a career in law.
- to continue to discuss (a subject):pursued the question of his involvement.
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pursue /pəˈsjuː/ vb ( -sues, -suing, -sued)(mainly tr)
Etymology: 13th Century: from Anglo-Norman pursiwer, from Old French poursivre, from Latin prōsequī to follow afterpurˈsuer n
- (also intr) to follow (a fugitive, etc) in order to capture or overtake
- (esp of something bad or unlucky) to follow closely or accompany: ill health pursued her
- to seek or strive to attain (some object, desire, etc)
- to follow the precepts of (a plan, policy, etc)
- to apply oneself to (one's studies, hobbies, etc)
- to follow persistently or seek to become acquainted with
- to continue to discuss or argue (a point, subject, etc)
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