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English definition of “run after sth”

run after sth

phrasal verb with run     /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to try very hard to get or achieve something: She has spent her life running after fame and fortune.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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