go after (someone or something)

  1. To pursue in attempt to catch another.
    The downed officer couldn't go after the criminal.
  2. To pursue an object or a goal.
    In Little League, usually everyone goes after the ball.
    Inspired, the scientist went right after the new idea.

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Not to be confused with "going after someone", meaning following someone or something in sequence.


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