run after

This page is about the phrasal verb run after.

Meaning: If you run after someone, you chase them and try to catch up with them by running.

Synonym: chase, pursue (formal)

For example:

  • run after sth/sb I wish my dog wouldn't run after cars. He nearly got hit by one today.

  • run after sth/sb After the thief grabbed my wife's handbag, I ran after him but he got away. He was really fast.

Quick Quiz:

If you run after someone, you're trying to

a. escape from them

b. follow their example

c. catch them

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Contributor: Matt Errey