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ask after sb

UK (US ask about, Scottish English ask for)
phrasal verb with ask uk   /ɑːsk/  us   /æsk/ verb
to ​ask for ​information about someone, ​especially about ​theirhealth: Tell ​yourfather I was ​asking after him.
(Definition of ask after sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ask after sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 探问, (尤指)问起(某人)的健康情况,问候…
in Chinese (Traditional) 探問, (尤指)問起(某人)的健康情況,問候…
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