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go after

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Verb

to go after (someone or something)

  1. To pursue in attempt to catch another.
    The downed officer couldn't go after the criminal.
  2. To pursue an object or a goal.
    In little league, usually everyone goes after the ball.
    Inspired, the scientist went right after the new idea.

Usage notes

Not to be confused with "going after someone", meaning following someone or something in sequence.

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