run after - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyrun after
he/she/itruns after
present participlerunning after
past tenseran after
past participlerun after
  1. 1
    run after someone/something to chase someone or something

    Velluci ran after the car waving his fists.

  2. 2
    run after someone informal to try to make someone notice you because you are sexually attracted to them

    She should spend more time studying and less time running after boys.

See also main entry: run