take off after (someone or something)(redirected from take off after)
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take off after (someone or something)
To begin to chase (someone or something). To "take off" means to begin moving very quickly, as from a stationary position. The dog took off after the cat and we had to chase them down the street. Did you see the police car take off after that motorcycle?
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