ask after

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ask after (third-person singular simple present asks after, present participle asking after, simple past and past participle asked after)

  1. (idiomatic) To enquire about the health or progress (of someone).
    • 2006, Jed Rubenfeld, The Interpretation of Murder, page 499:
      He was surprised at my presence, I believe, but reacted with perfect aplomb. He asked after my Aunt Mamie, I after some of his cousins...