English version

run after somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrun after somebody/something phrasal verb1 RUNto chase someone or something He ran after her, calling her name.2 informalSEX/HAVE SEX WITH to try to start a sexual relationship with someone He’s always running after younger women.3 spokenDO to do a lot of things for someone else as though you were their servant I can’t keep running after you all day! run→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
run after That was why it was so odd that he was running after his wife.Jonnie jumped up, tried to run after Jessica, but trapped in her narrow skirt, fell.Finally a parson and a sexton get stuck, too, and have to run after Simpleton and his goose.I had a twinge of hard joy as I ran after the car.Philippa ran after them and peered down.A crowd ran after them, jeering all the way.Ryker vaulted the barrier and ran after them, slipping one hand into his jacket, touching the hilt of the knife.There's a gap in the crowd and I dart through and run after them.
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Verb table
run
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrun
he, she, itruns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyran
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave run
he, she, ithas run
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad run
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill run
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have run
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam running
he, she, itis running
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you, we, theyare running
Past
I, he, she, itwas running
you, we, theywere running
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been running
he, she, ithas been running
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been running
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be running
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been running
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