go after - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theygo after
he/she/itgoes after
present participlegoing after
past tensewent after
past participlegone after
  1. 1
    go after someone to try to catch or stop someone

    You’d better go after her and tell her you’re sorry.

    1. a.
      to try to arrest or punish someone

      It would be dangerous to go after the killer on your own.

  2. 2
    go after something to try to get something that other people are also competing for

    Our company is going after the software market in western Europe.

See also main entry: go