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English definition of “run around after sb”

run around after sb

informal
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.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
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