get after
phrasal to pursue with exhortation, reprimand, or attack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • get after — (someone) to criticize what someone does. I get after my mother about what she eats because I really love her. Related vocabulary: on your back, on someone s case …   New idioms dictionary

  • get after — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms get after : present tense I/you/we/they get after he/she/it gets after present participle getting after past tense got after past participle got after 1) get after someone/something to chase someone or… …   English dictionary

  • get after — phrasal : to subject to exhortation, reprimand, or attack lax in getting after home repair racketeers Wall Street Journal * * * get after [phrasal verb] get after (someone) US, informal : to tell (someone) repeatedly to do something …   Useful english dictionary

  • get after — v. (H) ( to induce ) you ll have to get after him to trim the bushes * * * (H) ( to induce ) you ll have to get after him to trim the bushes …   Combinatory dictionary

  • get after — verb a) To move into action in pursuit of something. Hes wasting time at university not getting after his degree. b) To move into action in attempt to catch or defeat another. If you want to win, youve got to get after it …   Wiktionary

  • get after — (smb) urge or make someone do something he should do but has neglected I ll get after him to fix the computer as soon as he returns. (smb) ругать, критиковать; добраться до кого л. (pазг.) When Jill failed in three courses, her father got after… …   Idioms and examples

  • get after — {v.}, {informal} 1. To try or try again to make someone do what he is supposed to do. * /Ann s mother gets after her to hang up her clothes./ 2. To scold or make an attack on. * /Bob s mother got after him for tracking mud into the house./ * /The …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get after — {v.}, {informal} 1. To try or try again to make someone do what he is supposed to do. * /Ann s mother gets after her to hang up her clothes./ 2. To scold or make an attack on. * /Bob s mother got after him for tracking mud into the house./ * /The …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ after — v informal 1. To try or try again to make someone do what he is supposed to do. Ann s mother gets after her to hang up her clothes. 2. To scold or make an attack on. Bob s mother got after him for tracking mud into the house. The police are… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get after — scold, lecture, give you hell [B]    Mom got after us for smoking. She told us it was a bad habit …   English idioms

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