to pursue (a member of the opposite sex) with persistent attention
to pursue (anything) persistently
to care for in an excessively attentive or servile way: she runs after her three grown sons as if they were babies
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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.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
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
Also, chase after.
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