Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

chase up

 - definitions and thesaurus

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theychase up
he/she/itchases up
present participlechasing up
past tensechased up
past participlechased up
  1. 1
    to find out what is being done about something

    My department is responsible for chasing up deliveries.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of chase up
  2. 2
    to ask someone who should have done something why they have not done it

    Why don't you chase up those software people today?

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of chase up
See also main entry: chase


web content which is specifically intended to make Facebook users click the 'Like' button associated with it

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone …

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog