What does go after mean?

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go af·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, trackverb

    go after with the intent to catch

    "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"

  2. quest for, go after, quest after, pursueverb

    go in search of or hunt for

    "pursue a hobby"


  1. go afterverb

    To pursue in attempt to catch another.

  2. go afterverb

    To pursue an object or a goal.


  1. go after

    1) To pursue or chase with an intention to catch, obtain, or achieve something. 2) To proceed or follow in pursuit. 3) To try to obtain or achieve (a job, position, degree, etc.) 4) To criticize or attack someone. 5) To imitate or replicate someone or something. The definition can vary greatly depending on the context in which it's used.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of go after in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of go after in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of go after in a Sentence

  1. Bijan Zanganeh:

    After lifting sanctions, Iran will take back the market share of more than 1 million barrels a day that it lost.

  2. Rob Richardson:

    After you download the app, as soon as you get on campus it can recognize if you’re in an academic building. You open up the app and lock your phone to start earning these pocket points, as soon as you’re out of class, you unlock your phone and redeem the points.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    After so many lonely years, I know what life & love may be. Now, if I sleep, I shall sleep fulfilled.

  4. Steve Nash:

    I played okay in my first preseason game but when I woke up that next morning and was a mess, that was when I started to think long and hard about what I was really capable of, about a week later, I played again and wasn't nearly ready. I felt I had to try and see if this was something I could break through after a few minutes on the court, and I clearly wasn't. I knew then I'd be lucky to play 10( NBA) games this season.

  5. Dimitri Augustidis:

    They arrived at the worst possible time, they only had 40 pounds on Friday night ... after having paid for the hotel deposit, the first night there and other costs.

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