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after (someone or something)

1. To follow someone or something in a sequential manner. B comes after A in the alphabet. Karen was in line first, so you can go on the ride after her.
2. To pursue someone or something. Todd seemed pretty upset when he ran out, so I'll go after him and see how he's doing. Sarah's always been one to go after her dreams, so I'm not surprised she's such a successful businesswoman now.
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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.


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