come after

phrasal verb

came after; come after; coming after; comes after
: to chase (someone) : to try to find or capture (someone you want to hurt or punish)
They're worried that the government might be coming after them.

Examples of come after in a Sentence

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“Come after.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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