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English definition of “go after sth”

go after sth

phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ verb (going, went, gone)
informal to try to get something: Are you planning to go after Paul's job when he leaves?
(Definition of go after sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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