set after (someone or something)

set after (someone or something)

1. To chase after or hunt down someone or something. Police set after the suspect as he fled into the woods.
2. To pursue or endeavor to obtain or achieve something. The company set after signing contracts with the state's universities and community colleges, which would keep it in steady business for the next 10–20 years.
See also: after, set
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