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run after sb/sth

phrasal verb with run
 
 
/rʌn/ verb ( present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to chase someone or something that is moving away from youPursuing
Translations of “run after sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 追逐…, 追趕……
in Russian гнаться за кем-либо/чем-либо…
in Turkish peşinden koşmak/gitmek, takip etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 追逐…, 追赶……
in Polish biec za kimś/czymś…
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