ask after

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

ask play
  1. : to call on for an answer

  2. : to put a question about

  3. : speak, utter

  1. : something asked for, requested, or required of someone

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

  1. : behind in place

  2. : subsequent to in time or order

  3. : subsequent to and in view of

  1. : subsequently to the time when

  1. : later in time

  2. : 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

  1. used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity that follows or results from the thing denoted by the second part of the compound

  2. used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity of the same nature as the thing denoted by the second part of the compound but which follows that event or entity and is less intense or significant

  3. the rear or lower part


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