chase after

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chase after (third-person singular simple present chases after, present participle chasing after, simple past and past participle chased after)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see chase,‎ after.
  2. (idiomatic) To pursue someone with romantic intentions; to woo.
    • 2002, Florence Whiteman Kaslow, Jeffrey J Magnavita, Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy[1], page 493:
      He began to tell her that he loved her, and he chased after her for six months