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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget after
he/she/itgets after
present participlegetting after
past tensegot after
past participlegot after
  1. 1
    get after someone/something to chase someone or something

    Don’t just stand there talking. Get after them!

  2. 2
    get after someone American to keep criticizing someone because they have not done something

    She’s always getting after me about the dirty toilet.

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