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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Contributor: Matt Errey