run after someone

run after someone
run after (someone) to try to get the attention or love of someone.

He's about to make a fool of himself, running after a married woman.

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of run after someone or something (= to chase someone or something)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • run after — (someone) to try to get the attention or love of someone. He s about to make a fool of himself, running after a married woman. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of run after someone or something (= to chase someone or something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • run after — (informal) PURSUE, chase; make advances to, flirt with; informal make up to, come on to, be all over, vamp; dated set one s cap at. → run * * * informal seek to acquire or attain; pursue persistently …   Useful english dictionary

  • run after — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms run after : present tense I/you/we/they run after he/she/it runs after present participle running after past tense ran after past participle run after 1) run after someone/something to chase someone or… …   English dictionary

  • run after — PHRASAL VERB (disapproval) If you are running after someone, you are trying to start a relationship with them, usually a sexual relationship. [V P n] By the time she was fifteen Maria was already running after men twice her age …   English dictionary

  • ˌrun ˈafter sb/sth — phrasal verb to chase someone or something Velluci ran after the car waving his fists.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • run — run1 [ rʌn ] (past tense ran [ ræn ] ; past participle run) verb *** ▸ 1 move quickly with legs ▸ 2 control/organize ▸ 3 machine: work ▸ 4 liquid: flow ▸ 5 try to be elected ▸ 6 vehicle: travel ▸ 7 be shown/performed ▸ 8 reach amount/rate ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • after — prep, adj, adv After, behind are synonymous adverbs, prepositions, and adjectives when they mean following upon, especially in place or in time. They are rarely interchangeable, however, without a loss of precision. With reference to place after… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • run — run1 W1S1 [rʌn] v past tense ran [ræn] past participle run present participle running ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move quickly using your legs)¦ 2¦(race)¦ 3¦(organize/be in charge of )¦ 4¦(do something/go somewhere quickly)¦ 5¦(buses/trains etc)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — [[t]rʌ̱n[/t]] ♦ runs, running, ran (The form run is used in the present tense and is also the past participle of the verb.) 1) VERB When you run, you move more quickly than when you walk, for example because you are in a hurry to get somewhere,… …   English dictionary

  • run — 1 /rVn/ verb past tense ran past participle run present participle running MOVE QUICKLY ON FOOT 1 (I) to move quickly on foot by moving your legs more quickly than when you are walking: I had to run to catch the bus. | Two youths were killed when …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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