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English definition of “inquire after sb”

inquire after sb

mainly UK (UK also enquire after sb)
verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with inquire (UK also enquire)   /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ us    /-ˈkwaɪr/
to ask for information about someone, especially about their health, in order to be polite: She inquired after his grandfather's health.
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