Significado de “after” - en el Diccionario Inglés

after en inglés británico

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afterpreposition

uk /ˈɑːf.tər/ us /ˈæf.tɚ/

A1 following in time, place, or order:

Let's go for a walk after breakfast.
Some people believe in life after death.
Her name came after mine on the list.
There's a good film on the day after tomorrow.
She waited until well after midnight.
US It's a quarter after four.
She just keeps on working, day after day, week after week (= continuously).
We've had meeting after meeting (= many meetings) to discuss this point.
Jessie seemed very small after (= in comparison with) Michael's children.
After (= despite) everything I've done for you, is this the way you treat me?
After (= because of) what she did to me, I'll never trust her again.
The children have to learn to tidy up after themselves (= after they have made things untidy).
She slammed the door after (= behind) her.
We ran after (= followed) him, but he escaped.
Could you lock up after you (= when you leave), please?
be after sb/sth informal

to be looking for someone or something or trying to find or get him, her, or it:

The police are after him.
I'm after a tie to go with this shirt.
I'm sure she's after my husband.
He's after Jane's job (= wants it for himself).
after you

used to say politely that someone can go in front of you or serve themselves with food before you:

"Can I pour you some coffee?" "Oh no, after you."

typical of or similar to the style of:

a concerto after Mozart

C2 used when giving someone or something the same name as another person or thing:

He was named Mark after his grandfather.

Más ejemplos

  • I'll meet you down at the club after work.
  • The boat sank almost immediately after it had struck the rock.
  • She was amazed at how calm she felt after the accident.
  • Apply the suntan cream liberally to exposed areas every three hours and after swimming.
  • If we turn left at the next junction, we should hit the main road after five miles or so.

Modismos

afteradverb

uk /ˈɑːf.tər/ us /ˈæf.tɚ/

A2 later than someone or something else:

Hilary got here at midday and Nick arrived soon after.
I can't go next week - how about the week after (= the following week)?
not standard She got back at 4.30 and went to see Emilie after (= after she got back).

Más ejemplos

  • He collapsed at work and died soon after.
  • After nine years in Cambridge, Susannah and Guy moved to Watlington, where they lived happily ever after.
  • Let's feed the kids first and have our dinner after.
  • You have a good cry and you'll feel better after.
  • Mary left the company and I found another job shortly after.

afterconjunction

uk /ˈɑːf.tər/ us /ˈæf.tɚ/

after-prefix

uk /ɑːf.tər-/ us /æf.tɚ-/

(Definición de after del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

after en inglés americano

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afterpreposition

us /ˈæf·tər/

after preposition (FOLLOWING)

following in time, place, or order:

What do you want to do after breakfast?
I expect to return to work after the baby comes.
Repeat these words after me.
I’ll see you the day after tomorrow.
It’s ten minutes after four.
Week after week (= For many weeks), he’s been too busy to help.

after preposition (BECAUSE)

as a result of; because:

After what she did to me, I’ll never trust her again.
She’s named after her aunt (= given the same name in her honor).

after preposition (DESPITE)

despite:

Even after everything that’s happened here, his behavior seems odd.

after preposition (WANTING)

wanting to find or have:

The police are after him.
He’s after Jane’s job.
after
conjunction us /ˈæf·tər/

The house was empty for three months after they moved out.
after
adverb [ not gradable ] us /ˈæf·tər/

Hilary drove up and Nick arrived soon after.

Modismos

(Definición de after del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)