follow

(motion) + (bureaucracy)
★★★★★
9 strokes

Onyomi

TSUI

Mnemonic

I move to follow a bureaucrat- I'm HOT (=aTSUI=熱い) on his trail!

Kunyomi

( ) お*う chase - not just cat chases mouse, but also can mean to chase someone in a certain direction, for instance, to drive someone off, or to herd cattle.
★★★★★

Jukugo

追い付く(おいつく)

catch up to ★★★★☆
(follow) + (stick to) = 追い付く (catch up to)

追いかける(おいかける)

follow after ★★★☆☆

follow after someone all stalker-style.

追い越す(おいこす)

overtake ★★★☆☆
(follow) + (go beyond) = 追い越す (overtake)

追放(ついほう) する

deport ★☆☆☆☆
(follow) + (release) = 追放 (deport)

to deport your Moms because she got naked on top of Tokyo Tower yelling 'Fuck Yamagichi-gumi!' through a bullhorn.

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Synonyms

ban
禁止    廃止    発禁    廃棄    駆逐    追放   
chase
追う    追求    追いかける    追いつく    追い越す