ask after

phrasal verb
asked after; asking after; asks after

Definition of ask after

: to ask about (someone or something) He asked after my wife's health. He greeted us warmly and asked after our families.

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“Ask after.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ask%20after. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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