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When did you decide to pursue a career as a musician? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Was it inevitable that she would pursue a career on the catwalk? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Having an aim and pursuing it constantly, not being deflected. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In a different study, researchers asked art students why they wanted to pursue a career in the industry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Having given up hope of being leader, he has clearly decided to pursue a career as a moose. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If not for the financial help we are able to give, passed down from our own parents, he could not pursue a career in science. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Crown is aggressively pursuing new export and licensing opportunities. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet he seems nervous about pursuing the reforms to the end. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Did she think of pursuing a different career? Times, Sunday Times (2011)We must pursue the aims and values for which they lost their lives. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is a point of view and an activity devoted to pursuing that point of view. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)He pursued this aim with tenacity and political skill. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)How much of your religious activity is about pursuing something other than intimacy with him? Christianity Today (2000)There was hardly anything about wives pursuing a career. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Finding an effective treatment depends largely on how vigorously you pursue your aim. M.E. and You - a self-help plan (1988)Advice about which activity to pursue or places to visit is always on hand. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Have you been thinking about pursuing more independent issues for yourself? The Sun (2015)Social enterprise organisations are established to pursue social aims and reinvest any financial surpluses to promote those aims. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It will be interesting to see which of the home medallists intend to pursue their careers in the paid ranks. The Sun (2012)No one would think to warn them of the perils of trying to raise a family while simultaneously pursuing a career. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is baked into the numbers deeply, and it should be pursued aggressively. LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)She worked as an English and drama teacher before pursuing a fulltime career in acting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The police need to focus resources on catching offenders and pursuing them - this is what the public demand. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet if the Government pursues these schemes aggressively there is a reasonable prospect of a decent recovery over the next two to three years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Although there have been regular meetings between the two exchanges, regulatory issues would probably be sufficient to deter a match being pursued too closely. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The British pursued the Americans closely. Red Coats and Rebels - the war for America 1770-1781 (1990)
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Translations for 'pursue'
British English: pursue /pəˈsjuː/ VERB
aim If you pursue a particular aim or result, you make efforts to achieve it or to progress in it.
She came to England to pursue an acting career.
- American English: pursue
- Arabic: يُلاحِق
- Brazilian Portuguese: perseguir
- Chinese: 追赶
- Croatian: slijediti
- Czech: zabývat se
- Danish: forfølge
- Dutch: nastreven
- European Spanish: perseguir buscar
- Finnish: ajaa takaa
- French: poursuivre continuer
- German: verfolgen
- Greek: επιδιώκω
- Italian: inseguire
- Japanese: 追跡する
- Korean: 추적하다
- Norwegian: jage
- Polish: ścigać
- European Portuguese: perseguir
- Romanian: a urma
- Russian: преследовать
- Latin American Spanish: perseguir
- Swedish: förfölja
- Thai: ติดตาม
- Turkish: peşine takılmak
- Ukrainian: переслідувати
- Vietnamese: theo đuổi
British English: pursue VERB
person, vehicle If you pursue a person, vehicle, or animal, you follow them, usually in order to catch them.
She pursued the man who had stolen a woman's bag.
Definition of pursue from the Collins English Dictionary
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