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English verb: go after

1. go after (motion) go after with the intent to catch

SamplesThe policeman chased the mugger down the alley.
The dog chased the rabbit.

ExamplesSam cannot go after Sue

Synonymschase, chase after, dog, give chase, tag, tail, track, trail

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)follow, pursue

Narrower (hyponym)hound, hunt, quest, run down, trace, tree

2. go after (contact) go in search of or hunt for

SamplesPursue a hobby.

Synonymspursue, quest after, quest for

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

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