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phrasal verb [transitive]
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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.
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    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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