run after (one)

run after (one)

1. Literally, to chase behind or closely follow someone. John really looks up to his older brother, always running after him wherever he goes.
2. To pursue someone for romantic or sexual purposes. I ran after her for nearly a year with not so much as a glance. Now I've come to realize, as I should have much sooner, that I've been wasting my time. All I did was drink and run after girls when I was younger, but I've grown out of that wild behavior now.
See also: after, run

run after someone

to chase someone of the opposite sex hoping for a date or some attention. Is John still running after Ann? No, Ann is running after John.
See also: after, run

run after

Also, chase after.
1. Follow, pursue with haste, as in Our dog loves to run after the mail truck, or The children were chasing after the geese in the park. [c. 1300]
2. Seek the company or attention of, especially aggressively. For example, He's run after her for a year, but she just ignores him. [Early 1500s]
See also: after, run

run after

v.
1. To chase or pursue someone or something: The fox ran after the rabbit.
2. To follow something, always lagging behind: Stock prices have been running after bond prices for a while.
3. To seek the company or attention of someone for purposes of romance: She finally became tired of running after him. I can't believe the way he runs after her.
See also: after, run