Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “take after sb”

take after sb

phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
B2 to be similar to an older member of your family in appearance or character: He takes after his mother/his mother's side of the family.Describing people with the same qualitiesSimilar and the same
(Definition of take after sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of take after sb

Translations of “take after sb”

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More