run after sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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run after sth

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to ​try very hard to get or ​achieve something: She has ​spent her ​liferunning after ​fame and ​fortune.
(Definition of run after sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “run after sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…孜孜以求, 努力追求…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…孜孜以求, 努力追求…
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