Meaning of “ask after sb” in the English Dictionary

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"ask after sb" in British English

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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 their health:

Tell your father I was asking after him.

(Definition of “ask after sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)