ask after

This page is about the phrasal verb ask after.

Meaning: If you ask after someone, you ask about them when you talk to someone who's seen them recently.

Synonym: enquire after

For example:

  • ask after sb Whenever I meet Rajiv, he asks after you and Sonia and I tell him you're both doing well.

  • ask after sb Sandra got an email from her mother and she asked after you. I didn't realise you knew her mother.

Quick Quiz:

Larry asked after you, so I told him

a. where you went

b. your name

c. you're fine

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Contributor: Matt Errey