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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
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 southern California.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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