- run after
- (informal)PURSUE, chase; make advances to, flirt with; informal make up to, come on to, be all over, vamp; dated set one's cap at.→ run
* * *informal seek to acquire or attain; pursue persistently
businesses that have spent years running after the boomer market■ seek the company of (someone) with the aim of developing a romantic or sexual relationship with them
* * *run after [phrasal verb]1 run after (someone or something) : to run toward (someone or something) in an attempt to catch that person or thing
The dog ran after [=chased] the squirrel.2 run after (someone) informal + disapproving : to try to start a romantic relationship with (someone)
He's always running after younger women.• • •Main Entry: ↑run
Useful english dictionary. 2012.