get after - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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.

See also main entry: get