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English definition of “go after sth”

go after sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to try to get something: Are you planning to go after Paul's job when he leaves?Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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