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go after (2) Informal

Meaning: to try to get something

For example:

  • go after sb/sth Are you planning to go after Alex's job when he retires?

  • go after sb/sth If Rupert thinks there's a chance to take over a profitable company, he'll go after it with everything he's got.

Quick Quiz:

Several top teams went after Benaldo because he was
  1. too old to play
  2. a great player
  3. too expensive for them

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