go after

Definitions

  • The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass
    The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go after go in search of or hunt for "pursue a hobby"
    • v go after go after with the intent to catch "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley","the dog chased the rabbit"
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Quotations

  • Katherine Anne Porter
    Katherine Anne Porter
    “I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that.”
  • Curtis Carlson
    Curtis Carlson
    “All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.”
  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred%20A.%20Allen
    “Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year.”
  • Les Brown
    Les%20Brown
    “You may not accomplish every goal you set -- no one does -- but what really matters is having goals and going after them wholeheartedly.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin%20Hubbard
    “It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it.”

Usage

In literature:

He did not go back to the house, after his short talk with Char, until after he had heard the stable clock strike four.
"The Second Latchkey" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Darkies hunted rabbits, squirrels, coons, all kinds of birds, and 'specially they was fond of going after wild turkeys.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I could go about exposing myself to all sorts of things after a year or two.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
He was to go after lunch.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
But, for the moment, it looked as if fortune were again going to smile on us, after our long spell of ill luck.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
After an hour's talk, he had proposed to Dick to go out for a stroll with him.
"The Tiger of Mysore" by G. A. Henty
Maybe I'll go to work there after all.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
Should he go, after all?
"Andy at Yale" by Roy Eliot Stokes
After breakfast he did not go out.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
After locating our berths we thought we had nothing to do but go out and do the city.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
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In poetry:

'After the swallow
All sweet things follow:
All things go their way,
Only we must stay,
Must not follow; good bye swallow, good swallow.'
"Songs In A Cornfield" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Could he go back to common joys
After the joys of Heaven were won?
The quietness was rent with noise,
The death sprang from the hidden gun.
"The Vision" by Katharine Tynan
Under the long fell's stony eaves
The ploughman, going up and down,
Ridge after ridge man's tide-mark leaves,
And turns the hard grey soil to brown.
"The Ploughman" by Gordon Bottomley
I go, Lord, where Thou sendest me;
Day after day I plod and moil:
But, Christ my God, when will it be
That I may let alone my toil
And rest with Thee?
"Weary In Well-Doing" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
It happen'd on a summer even-tide,
Soon after Christ had freely bled and died,
Two travellers, upon the dusty road,
Each going to his own belov'd abode.
"Paraphrase, Luke XXIV" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
"A new house does not suit, you know -
It's such a job to trim it:
But, after twenty years or so,
The wainscotings begin to go,
So twenty is the limit."
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Red-Light Cameras May Go After Speeders.
Mistake For GOP To Go After "Woman Of Color" Susan Rice.
Regulators go after deceptive mortgage advertising.
Norquist says he'll go after pledge-breakers.
County, city go after tax scofflaws, filing 63 lawsuits.
In wake of Warren shoot out, go after the Detroit gangsters.
They should go after me.
Go after him and after him and after him until he cries uncle.
Going after marijuana smokers is not a 'top priority'.
The FTC is going after big tech companies with no wifi, outdated BlackBerries, and computers that can't even access the websites they're supposed to watch over.
When the Nets decided to stop going after Dwight Howard and instead signed Lopez to a big deal, the importance of his performance increased tremendously.
When mass automakers go after luxury brands.
Home-Loan Reform Hits a Snag Republicans pledged to go after Fannie and Freddie, but will they.
State attorneys fought back by insisting night deer hunting is far riskier than going after wolves in the dark.
Obama will not go after states where pot is legal.
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In science:

After all, it’s going to be an existing experiment.
The future of charm physics: a discussion
Nevertheless we are interested in the asymptotic behavior of the pro jected reduced density matrix ρ(N τ ) after N successive measurements, in the hope of finding a way out of, or bypassing such a “no-go” theorem.
Estimation of the Repeatedly-Projected Reduced Density Matrix under Decoherence
Theorem 2.8 implies that, after going to a subsequence, Σ1 n converges C 1 with multiplicity one to a compact properly embedded minimal surface.
Structure theorems for embedded disks with mean curvature bounded in L^P
In particular, after going to a subsequence, the graph containing pn would converge C 1 to a minimal graph which is tangent to B|p|(0) and contained inside its convex side.
Structure theorems for embedded disks with mean curvature bounded in L^P
After the Stern-Gerlach magnet with the a-orientation, electrons with spins up (a = +1) and down (a = −1) go to different directions.
Detection model based on representation of quantum particles by classical random fields: Born's rule and beyond
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