run after

run after
PURSUE, chase; make advances to, flirt with; informal make up to, come on to, be all over, vamp; dated set one's cap at.
run

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informal seek to acquire or attain; pursue persistently

businesses that have spent years running after the boomer market

seek the company of (someone) with the aim of developing a romantic or sexual relationship with them

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run after [phrasal verb]
1 run after (someone or something) : to run toward (someone or something) in an attempt to catch that person or thing

The dog ran after [=chased] the squirrel.

2 run after (someone) informal + disapproving : to try to start a romantic relationship with (someone)

He's always running after younger women.

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Main Entry:run

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • run after — (someone) to try to get the attention or love of someone. He s about to make a fool of himself, running after a married woman. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of run after someone or something (= to chase someone or something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • run after — ► run after informal pursue persistently. Main Entry: ↑run …   English terms dictionary

  • run after — index chase, hunt, pursue (chase) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • run after — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms run after : present tense I/you/we/they run after he/she/it runs after present participle running after past tense ran after past participle run after 1) run after someone/something to chase someone or… …   English dictionary

  • run after — verb a) To chase. That dog will get hurt if he continues to run after cars. b) To make a determined effort to win someones affections. She runs after any man in uniform! …   Wiktionary

  • run after — phrasal 1. pursue, chase; especially to seek the company of 2. to take up with ; follow < run after new theories > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • run after someone — run after (someone) to try to get the attention or love of someone. He s about to make a fool of himself, running after a married woman. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of run after someone or something (= to chase someone or something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • run after something — ˌrun ˈafter sb/sth derived to run to try to catch sb/sth Syn: ↑pursue Main entry: ↑runderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • run after — or[chase after] {v.} 1. To try to find; look for; hunt. * /The Dramatic Club has to run all over town after things for setting the stage when it puts on a play./ 2. {informal} To seek the company of; chase. * /Some boys spend a lot of time and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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