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run around after sb

informal ( UK also run about after sb, run round after sb)
verb uk phrasal verb with run   /rʌn/ ( present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run) us  
to do a lot of things for someone else, especially when that person should be able to do more for himself or herself: I seem to spend most of my time running around after those kids.
Translations of “run around after sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 圍著(尤指自己不盡力做事的人)忙個不停…
in Chinese (Simplified) 围着(尤指自己不尽力做事的人)忙个不停…
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