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English definition of “go after sth”

go after sth

informal phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (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
(Definition of go after sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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