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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

after

/in a fashion
In some way or other, especially to a limited extent: She sings after a fashion.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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