chase (n.) Old form(s): Chaces
[tennis] forfeited point; also: pursuit
H5 I.ii.267[King Henry to Ambassador, of the Dauphin] he hath made a match with such a wrangler / That all the courts of France will be disturbed / With chases [also: sense 1] [F Chaces]
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