run after
phrasal 1. pursue, chase; especially to seek the company of 2. to take up with ; follow <
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  • run\ after — • run after • chase after v 1. To try to find; look for; hunt. The Dramatic Club has to run all over town after things for setting the stage when it puts on a play. 2. informal To seek the company of; chase. Some boys spend a lot of time and… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run after — (someone) to try to get the attention or love of someone. He s about to make a fool of himself, running after a married woman. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of run after someone or something (= to chase someone or something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • run after — ► run after informal pursue persistently. Main Entry: ↑run …   English terms dictionary

  • run after — index chase, hunt, pursue (chase) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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

  • run after — (informal) PURSUE, chase; make advances to, flirt with; informal make up to, come on to, be all over, vamp; dated set one s cap at. → run * * * informal seek to acquire or attain; pursue persistently …   Useful english dictionary

  • run after — verb a) To chase. That dog will get hurt if he continues to run after cars. b) To make a determined effort to win someones affections. She runs after any man in uniform! …   Wiktionary

  • run after — or[chase after] {v.} 1. To try to find; look for; hunt. * /The Dramatic Club has to run all over town after things for setting the stage when it puts on a play./ 2. {informal} To seek the company of; chase. * /Some boys spend a lot of time and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run after — or[chase after] {v.} 1. To try to find; look for; hunt. * /The Dramatic Club has to run all over town after things for setting the stage when it puts on a play./ 2. {informal} To seek the company of; chase. * /Some boys spend a lot of time and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run after — Synonyms and related words: act up to, agree to anything, approach, break the ice, bring, bring back, brown nose, call for, chase, chase after, chivy, court, cultivate, curry favor, dance attendance on, dog, fall all over, fall over, fawn upon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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