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If you are running after someone, you are trying to start a relationship with them, usually a sexual relationship. [disapproval] [VP n] ⇒ By the time she was fifteen Maria was already running after men twice her age.
and, peering out into the gloom along the path the Cunning Man had taken, turned and tried to run after him.Harris, Elizabeth TIME OF THE WOLFAnita seethed, barelyresisting the urge to snatch one of her new purchases from its packaging and run after him and assault him.Murray, Stephen DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATIONThey had been hard like the little pears in the meadows where she had run after goats as a child.various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990She opens the door and leaves the room, and I quickly pull my clothes on and run after her.Jonah Black THE BLACK BOOK: DIARY OF A TEENAGE STUD VOL. II: STOP, DON'T STOP