go after
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go after(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to follow and try to catch)
a. perseguir a
The police went after the fugitive for three days before they caught him.La policía persiguió al fugitivo durante tres días antes de atraparlo.
b. seguir a
Miguel went after Adela and begged her to come back.Miguel siguió a Adela y le rogó que regresara.
2. (to try to obtain)
a. andar tras
Brianna's friends encouraged her to go after Carlos, if she really liked him.Los amigos de Brianna la animaron a andar tras Carlos si realmente le gustaba.
b. ir a por
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Nate is going after a career in chemical engineering.Nate va a por una carrera en ingeniería química.
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go after
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (pursue)
a. ir tras
2. (fig)
a. estar detrás de (job, prize, person)
b. ir a por
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
go after
intransitive verb
(follow) seguir; [+criminal] perseguir; [+job, record] andar tras; [+girl] andar tras; perseguir (informal) (humorous)
the press went after him mercilessly to go after a job he saw the job advertised and decided to go after it
we're not going after civilian targets no vamos a por objetivos civiles
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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