after

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*after someone or something

 
1. Lit. following someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; Come ~.) Tom comes after Mary in the line.
2. Fig. in pursuit of someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; chase ~; run ~.) The dog is after a rabbit.

after

/in a fashion
In some way or other, especially to a limited extent: She sings after a fashion.
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