Share this entry

run after
verb + preposition + object
  • 1.1 (pursue) See examples: he went running after her
    salió corriendo detrás de ella or tras ella
    she's been runing after him for months
    hace meses que anda detrás de él or que lo persigue
    1.2 (be a servant to) See examples: if he thinks I'm going to run (around) after him all day he's very much mistaken
    si cree que le voy a hacer de sirvienta todo el día, está muy equivocado
See parent entry: run

Definition of run after verb + preposition + object in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on run after verb + preposition + object

Translate run after

into Chinese into French into German into Portuguese

    Next Score:
    Word of the day sarcasmo
    sarcasm …
    Cultural fact of the day


    Mezcal is an alcoholic drink similar to tequila obtained in Mexico by distilling the juice or aguamiel extracted from roasted tips of the maguey plant. Bottles of mezcal are usually sold containing a gusano, the larva of an insect that lives on the maguey. This is said to enhance the flavor.