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go after

Definition of go after

  1. 1 :  to follow and try to stop or catch (someone) <When the boy ran out the door, his mother quickly went after him.> <The police went after the escaped criminal.>

  2. 2 :  to try to find and punish (someone) <The government is going after people who cheat on their taxes.>

  3. 3 :  to try to get (something or someone) <If you want the job, you should just go after it.> <She accused her friend of going after her husband.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

  1. :  following in time or place :  afterward, behind, later

  1. :  behind in place

    :  subsequent to in time or order

    :  subsequent to and in view of

  1. :  subsequently to the time when

  1. :  later in time

    :  located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

  1. : used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed

  1. :  afternoon

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