inquire after
phrasal to ask about the health of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inquire after — phrasal : to ask about the health or well being of the parents of the boys he played with always inquired after his father and mother Scott Fitzgerald * * * inquire after To ask about the health, etc of • • • Main Entry: ↑inquire * * * in ˈquire… …   Useful english dictionary

  • inquire after — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms inquire after : present tense I/you/we/they inquire after he/she/it inquires after present participle inquiring after past tense inquired after past participle inquired after British formal inquire after… …   English dictionary

  • inquire after — PHRASAL VERB If you inquire after someone, you ask how they are or what they are doing. [FORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] Elsie called to inquire after my health …   English dictionary

  • inquire after — verb to ask about the health of someone …   Wiktionary

  • inquire after — ask for details about; ask how someone is doing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inquire — [in kwīr′] vi. inquired, inquiring [ME enqueren < OFr enquerre < VL * inquaerere, for L inquirere < in , into + quaerere, to seek] 1. to seek information; ask a question or questions 2. to carry out an examination or investigation:… …   English World dictionary

  • After — Aft er, prep. 1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. Shut doors after you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Below in rank; next to in order. Shak. [1913 Webster] Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Later in time;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • After — Aft er, prep. 1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. Shut doors after you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Below in rank; next to in order. Shak. [1913 Webster] Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Later in time;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • After all — After Aft er, prep. 1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. Shut doors after you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Below in rank; next to in order. Shak. [1913 Webster] Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Later in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquire — in|quire enquire [ınˈkwaıə US ˈkwaır] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enquerre, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere to look for ] to ask someone for information ▪ Why are you doing that? the boy inquired. inquire about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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