Definition of come 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to move toward something : approach
: to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
: to reach a particular station in a series
: following in time or place : afterward, behind, later
: subsequently to the time when
: later in time
: located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft
: used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed
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