Online Google Dictionary

pursue 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Font size:

pursued, past participle; pursues, 3rd person singular present; pursuing, present participle; pursued, past tense;
  1. Follow (someone or something) in order to catch or attack them
    • - the officer pursued the van
    • - a heavily indebted businessman was being pursued by creditors
  2. Seek to form a sexual relationship with (someone) in a persistent way
    • - Sophie was being pursued by a number of men
  3. Seek to attain or accomplish (a goal), esp. over a long period
    • - should people pursue their own happiness at the expense of others?
  4. (of something unpleasant) Persistently afflict (someone)
    • - mercy lasts as long as sin pursues man
  5. (of a person or way) Continue or proceed along (a path or route)
    • - the road pursued a straight course over the scrubland
  6. Engage in (an activity or course of action)
    • - Andrew was determined to pursue a computer career
    • - the council decided not to pursue an appeal
  7. Continue to investigate, explore, or discuss (a topic, idea, or argument)
    • - we shall not pursue the matter any further

  1. prosecute: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
  2. follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
  3. quest for: go in search of or hunt for; "pursue a hobby"
  4. carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?"
  5. (pursued) a person who is being chased; "the film jumped back and forth from the pursuer to the pursued"
  6. (pursued) followed with enmity as if to harm; "running and leaping like a herd of pursued antelopes"
  7. (pursuing) following in order to overtake or capture or as accompaniment to such pursuit; "the fox fled from the pursuing hounds"; "listened for the hounds' pursuing bark"
  8. Pursued is a 1947 movie starring Robert Mitchum that combines western, film noir and psychological melodrama. The film was directed by Raoul Walsh and photographed in black-and-white by James Wong Howe.
  9. To follow with harmful intent; to try to harm, to persecute, torment. [from 14th c.]; To follow urgently, originally with intent to capture or harm; to chase. [from 14th c.]; To follow, travel down (a particular way, course of action etc.). [from late 14th c. ...
  10. (PURSUED) To follow with an end in view.
  11. (Pursuing) Means actually doing a job. "Pursuing" is not used in the sense of seeking work.
  12. v.  follow (sb/sth), esp in order to catch or kill; chase ,
  13. (v) ızından bolurģa, ızından çabarģa, quwarģa, sürürgе
  14. persew, to prosecute a suit.