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Definition 1: go in search of or hunt for - [verb of contact]

Samples where go after or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pursue a hobby

Synonyms for go after in the sense of this definition

(go after is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

Definition 2: go after with the intent to catch - [verb of motion]

Samples where go after or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
  • the dog chased the rabbit

Synonyms for go after in the sense of this definition

(go after is a kind of ...) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

(... is a kind of go after ) chase an animal up a tree

"the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it" "her dog likes to tree squirrels"

(... is a kind of go after ) search the trail of (game)

"The dog went off and quested"

(... is a kind of go after ) pursue or chase relentlessly

"The hunters traced the deer into the woods" "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

(... is a kind of go after ) pursue until captured

"They ran down the fugitive"

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