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English definition of “inquire after sb”

inquire after sb

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