take after


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take after someone

to resemble a close, older relative. Don't you think that Sally takes after her mother? No, Sally takes after her Aunt Ann.
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take after

Follow the example of; also, resemble in appearance, temperament, or character. For example, Bill took after his uncle and began working as a volunteer for the Red Cross. [Mid-1500s]
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take after

v.
1. To resemble someone, especially a parent, grandparent, or other predecessor, in appearance, temperament, or character: She takes after her grandfather in her talent for design. You take after your mother—you have her nose and eyes.
2. To follow someone or something as an example: Don't take after your older brother—he's a bad influence.
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