Phrasal Verbs

run after

This page is about the phrasal verb run after


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


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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