take after

take after
phrasal to resemble in features, build, character, or disposition

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • take after — (someone) to be like or to look like someone in your family. Most of my children take after my husband, both in appearance and character …   New idioms dictionary

  • take after — ► take after resemble (a parent or ancestor). Main Entry: ↑take …   English terms dictionary

  • take after — [v] emulate act like, be like, copy, ditto*, do like*, follow, follow in the footsteps of*, follow suit*, follow the example of*, imitate, inherit, look like, make like*, mimic, mirror, pattern after*, rival; concepts 87,171 …   New thesaurus

  • take after — index copy, mock (imitate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take after — verb 1. be similar to a relative She takes after her father! • Hypernyms: ↑resemble • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody 2. imitate in behavior; take as a model Teenagers follow their friends in everything …   Useful english dictionary

  • take after — phrasal verb [transitive, never progressive] Word forms take after : present tense I/you/we/they take after he/she/it takes after present participle taking after past tense took after past participle taken after take after someone to look or… …   English dictionary

  • take after — PHRASAL VERB: no passive If you take after a member of your family, you resemble them in your appearance, your behaviour, or your character. [V P n] Ted s always been difficult, Mr Kemp he takes after his dad …   English dictionary

  • take after — I. have similar traits, have the same personality    Kyle is calm; he takes after me. Kris is active, just like his dad. II. chase, try to catch    If he catches the football, you take after him as fast as you can …   English idioms

  • take after — phr verb Take after is used with these nouns as the object: ↑father, ↑mother …   Collocations dictionary

  • take after — resemble or act like a parent or relative He is tall and handsome like his father and seems to take after him in other ways as well …   Idioms and examples

  • take after — Synonyms and related words: ape, appear like, approach, approximate, be like, be redolent of, bear resemblance, bring to mind, call to mind, call up, come close, come near, compare with, copy, copy after, correspond, counterfeit, emulate, evoke,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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