take after

This page is about the phrasal verb take after.

Meaning: If you take after an older member of your family, you look like them or you have a similar personality to them.

Synonym: resemble

For example:

  • take after sb Alan takes after his mum in personality, but he looks more like his dad.

  • take after sb Do you think Sandy takes after her father or her mother?

Quick Quiz:

Kathy is a tall fashion model, and everyone says she takes after

a. her short, fat father

b. her tall, handsome son

c. her tall, beautiful mother

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