Urge or scold someone about doing something. For example, Dad should get after Billy to mow the lawn, or Mary got after Jane for forgetting her house key. Also see keep after.
Why Are People Getting “Canceled”?It’s a bit disconcerting that we’re canceling people because in many ways it’s dehumanizing. So, why are we using it?
Getting Braggadocious: Top Word Trends On Dictionary.com1. hologram Searches for this futuristic term jumped 65% this week as news circulated that Justin Timberlake would be performing with a hologram of Prince during the Super Bowl halftime show. Before game-day, it came out that Prince was not a fan of the technology, saying in 1998, “that whole virtual reality thing… it really is demonic. And I am not a demon.” Ultimately, Timberlake …
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