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Phrasal Verbs

go after (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb go after (1)

Meaning

to chase and try to catch someone or something

Synonym

chase, pursue

For example

  • go after sb/sth After the guy had grabbed my wife's handbag I went after him, but he was too fast and he got away.

  • go after sb/sth A lion won't go after an animal unless it's pretty sure it can catch it.

Quick Quiz

The police went after the guy in the BMW because he

a. had an expensive car

b. had stopped his car

c. went through a red light

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