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A fruitless activity. Tring to achieve something that is destined to failure, usually as a result of blind hope.
I have been trying to get back with my boyfriend but I think i'm just chasing pavements
by TheDirtyYoungMan September 16, 2008
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Man's greatest invention, brain bleach removes bad memories and general DO NOT WANT moments. Every household should have a few gallons.
1: Dude, I just walked in on my parents.
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Incorrect interpretation of lyrical meaning of song by British Neo Soul singer Adele. Adele said this misinterpretation in urbandictionary caused the song to be banned by several United States radio stations. The song was refers an incident that occurred after a Adele had a fight with a former boyfriend and she was running around the streets at 6AM aimlessly and she thought to herself what you are doing is chasing pavements(sidewalks in U.S.A.)
Should i give up,
Or should i just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If i knew my place should i leave it there?
Should i give up,
Or should i just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere
by Ed Kollin September 13, 2008
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A fruitless search or mission, particularly relating to love and romance. Coined by singer-songwriter Adele, it referred originally to her running after a boyfriend with whom she had just fought, before realising she was 'chasing an empty pavement' as he was no longer there.
Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing pavements?
by herringprincess October 15, 2008
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A song by UK singer Adele.

"Some weirdo on the internet wrote that 'Chasing Pavements' was about being gay, which isn't true at all."

"The guy wrote it on the Urban Dictionary website, which I've used for years and 'chasing pavements' was never on there as a slang term before. Because of that some radio stations in the States wouldn't play it."
Should i give up,
Or should i just keep chasing pavements?
by Loulu September 11, 2008
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A song by Adele.

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988 in Enfield, North London), known professionally as Adele, is an English-Welsh jazz singer. Adele has described her musical style as "heartbroken soul". She is the first recipient of the BRIT Awards Critics' Choice, which was given to artists who, at the time, had yet to release an album. She has noted American Jazz and Blues singers Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald as influences. She debuted at number one with her Mercury Prize-nominated debut album 19 on the UK album chart; the disc has since been certified gold with sales of more than 500,000 copies. The album has yet to match its British success in the US, where the album peaked at #54 on the Billboard 200 chart on 8 July 2008; however it did reach #36 on the magazine's "Top Heatseekers" chart.

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"That song, "Chasing Pavements", by Adele is amazing"

"Should i give up? or should i just keep chasing pavements?"
by Shizuma Takahashi October 17, 2008
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It refers to the amount of pavement you walk(chase) in order to find/reach love.

Therefore it means looking for love. "Im chasing pavement=Im chasing love"

Should I keep on chasing pavement"should I keep on chasing love" or should I give up.

Searching for love=chasing pavement! " E.g. I'll keep on chasing pavement until I find her.
The journey between finding your girlfriend and you (chasing pavement)
coined by R.moscoso-sydney
I chased a lot of pavement in order to find her!

Im single, Im chasing pavement at the moment!.

I was chasing pavement yesterday at the mall, and I met her!

I was walking down the street chasing pavement , when i saw her!

I'll keep on chasing pavement until I find her.

I was chasing pavement , when I met her!

I was chasing pavement until I met her.
by roberto-sydney June 16, 2012
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