make after

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make (out) after (someone or something)

To begin chasing someone or something. I made after the bus, but there was no way I could catch it. Tom made out after the thief, chasing him down an alleyway around the corner from the building.
See also: after, make

make (out) after someone or something

to run after someone or something; to start out after someone or something. Paul made out after Fred, who had taken Paul's hat. The police officer made after the robber.
See also: after, make