Definition of chaser in US English:



  • 1A person or thing that chases.

    in combination ‘promotion-chasers’
    • ‘It's a heavyweight clash of the two-mile champion chasers at Sandown tomorrow when the two go head to head in the trophy competition.’
    • ‘By that time, as dramatic video footage taken by amateur storm chasers showed, the city centre was being lashed by furious rainstorms and 140 mph winds.’
    • ‘Barnet midfield player John Doolan has become the latest new arrival at big-spending Conference promotion chasers Doncaster Rovers.’
    • ‘The 33-year-old - who was a free agent after leaving division two promotion chasers Burnley - will go straight into the squad for the trip to Shrewsbury on Saturday.’
    • ‘In Division 3, two of the promotion chasers, Grangemouth and Glasgow Southern, lost out when their games were scrubbed.’
    • ‘Third-place chasers Goole are at full strength for their match although manager Paul Marshall is still on the lookout for some new faces.’
    • ‘It marks the one indisputable trend which will certainly accelerate in the next decade, that the rich will get richer and more successful and, inevitably, become more isolated from the impoverished chasers.’
    • ‘But going into the last fence Mark and Another Rum upped the tempo and at the finish the pair stormed to the line, seven lengths clear of the chasers.’
    • ‘Banstead Athletic were cruelly denied three points at play-off chasers Burgess Hill Town because of a late penalty on Saturday, writes Ray Best.’
    • ‘That will be of interest to City and goalkeeper Russ Howarth, who recently played in a couple of trial matches with the First Division promotion chasers.’
    • ‘They too could feel aggrieved not to have caused an upset against the first division promotion chasers, with John Coulson, Mark Green, Dan Briggs, Nikki Wilson and man of the match Jason Gatus all outstanding for Heworth.’
    • ‘Mark Sertori admits he has a point to prove tonight as York City go head to head with his new club and play-off chasers Cheltenham Town.’
    • ‘The chasers leapt into action when they spotted the shopkeeper running after his attackers in Oldham Road with blood pouring from a head wound on Tuesday morning.’
    • ‘But as the men get ready for tomorrow night's visit of promotion chasers Rochdale and then Saturday's FA Cup clash with Premiership Fulham, manager Terry Dolan has been rocked by fresh injury worries.’
    • ‘It's a jolly documentary that follows a couple of tornado chasers around Oklahoma and Texas, in search of the perfect adrenaline rush.’
    • ‘Investigators looking into the finances of the collapsed compensation chasers have discovered a fund that has had millions of pounds paid into it.’
    • ‘Hayley, who considered quitting after missing out on the last Olympics, finished a massive 40 seconds clear of her chasers in a time of 22 minutes 28 seconds.’
    • ‘You've been spending a lot of time with these guys, the storm chasers.’
    • ‘There are then trips to Macclesfield and Cheltenham on Boxing Day and December 30 respectively before welcoming Division Three title chasers Chesterfield to Bootham Crescent on New Year's Day.’
    • ‘Hounslow travel to promotion chasers Milton United on Saturday.’
  • 2A horse for steeplechasing.

    • ‘Only seven, he was one of the better novice chasers last season but there is hopefully a lot more improvement to come.’
    • ‘Both have won three Gold Cups, with Arkle winning his first against one of the best chasers for many years, Mill House.’
    • ‘It has always been a race which attracts the crème de la crème of two mile chasers and with its new sponsor and increased prize fund, it is certain to continue to do so.’
    • ‘‘Oscar Brunel is a very nice horse and a chaser in the making,’ said his trainer, Pat Doyle.’
    • ‘After witnessing the warm reception that the horse received coming into the winner's enclosure, co-owner Paul Barber paid tribute to the veteran chaser.’
    • ‘This horse was a natural chaser from the time we first schooled him.’
    • ‘Duncan has some useful handicap chasers at his Crumlin stable and anything he runs should be noted.’
    • ‘The meet regularly attracts the best chasers and hurdlers in Europe.’
    • ‘‘I've come to watch the best chasers and hurdlers in the world in action here,’ says Tom O'Malley from Dublin.’
    • ‘Carl Llewellyn has been singing his praises - a novice chaser for the future.’
    • ‘The former chaser slipped the field turning for home and galloped 12 lengths clear by the time he cleared the final hurdle.’
    • ‘It was a phenomenal blag on McCoy's part, since most of Balding's horses were chasers, and McCoy at that time had ridden not one chase over the big fences.’
    • ‘This will make a good novice chaser - with good prospects at Cheltenham’
    • ‘Add into the mix up-and-coming chasers like Our Vic and Lord Sam, plus the inevitable two or three dark horses, and you have plenty of names with which to conjure.’
    • ‘Well, when I decided to stop riding chasers, I still felt I was riding well enough to ride over hurdles.’
    • ‘The leading Irish chaser was never travelling well at Leopardstown and eventually finished 13 lengths behind Best Mate.’
    • ‘And he has subsequently blossomed into an even more outstanding young chaser.’
    • ‘A prize of £200,000 goes to the overall champion, plus £50,000 for the top chaser and £50,000 for the top hurdler.’
    • ‘Thousands of racegoers had flocked to the top of Haldon Hill to see Best Mate take on some of the very best chasers in Britain in the William Hill Haldon Gold Cup.’
    • ‘On the new course with its fresh turf, the chasers must negotiate the tricky water jump/open ditch section twice and tackle the downhill section twice.’
  • 3informal A drink taken after another of a different kind, typically a weak alcoholic drink after a stronger one.

    ‘bourbon on the rocks with a beer chaser’
    • ‘She drank a beer as chaser to a Vodka double on ice.’
    • ‘One winter they ran out of beer, so people were drinking shots of whiskey with red-wine chasers.’
    • ‘The two men were soon well on their way to getting seriously drunk, downing shots of tequila with beer chasers one after another.’
    • ‘He thought about buying a whisky chaser to go with the beer but decided against it.’
    • ‘Promoting it can be good, for business, but be careful not to turn it into an excuse for customers to overindulge with shots of tequila and beer chasers.’
    alcoholic drink, strong drink, drink, liquor, intoxicant
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