Definition of Go after

1. Verb. Go after with the intent to catch. "They go after the car down the avenue"; "The dog chased the rabbit"

Exact synonyms: Chase, Chase After, Dog, Give Chase, Tag, Tail, Track, Trail
Specialized synonyms: Tree, Quest, Hound, Hunt, Trace, Run Down
Generic synonyms: Follow, Pursue
Derivative terms: Chase, Chaser, Chaser, Tag, Tail, Tailing, Track, Tracker, Tracking, Trailing
Also: Chase Away, Tag Along

2. Verb. Go in search of or hunt for. "Pursue a hobby"
Exact synonyms: Pursue, Quest After, Quest For
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek
Derivative terms: Pursuance, Pursuit

Definition of Go after

1. Verb. To pursue in attempt to catch another. ¹

2. Verb. To pursue an object or a goal. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Go After

go Dutch
go Fantee
go Galt
go Pete Tong
go Winchester
go a-begging
go a long way
go about
go across
go after (current term)
go against
go against the grain
go ahead
go all out
go along
go along for the ride
go along to get along
go along with
go along with the gag
go ape
go around
go away

Literary usage of Go after

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"Next comes Frank Palfrey and then there is n't much of any one to go after that. John Palfrey has come home, by the way, sick — a typhoid fever, ..."

2. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"Well, I will go after the cap, his hair being so long; but for writing, it cannot be asked of me under the present distracting circumstances. ..."

3. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the by Lyman Chalkley, Mary Smith Lockwood (1912)
"The inhabitants of Car's Creek, the plaintiff not one of them, offered to any persons that would go after the Indians and redeem the prisoners they should ..."

4. The Old Testament: Nineteen Sermons on the First Lessons for the Sundays by Frederick Denison Maurice (1851)
"... and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast' not known, and let us serve ..."

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