run after

verb(intr, preposition) informal
  1. to pursue (a member of the opposite sex) with persistent attention

  2. to pursue (anything) persistently

  1. to care for in an excessively attentive or servile way: she runs after her three grown sons as if they were babies

Words Nearby run after

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How to use run after in a sentence

  • Paris at that time possessed a much run-after clairvoyant, the celebrated Alexis; they thought of going to consult him.

  • Of an age with Temperance and Sarah, Tess had been the most run-after girl in town during the years of 1890 and '91.

    Plowing On Sunday | Sterling North
  • I've heard that you are the most assiduously run-after girl at Palm Beach.

    The Firing Line | Robert W. Chambers

Other Idioms and Phrases with run after

run after

Also, chase after.

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