be after


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Verb1.be after - have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
think out - consider carefully and rationally; "Every detail has been thought out"
aspire, shoot for, draw a bead on, aim - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
go for, hope - intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
intend, mean, think - have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
Translations
يَبْغِي، يَقْصِد، يَبْحَث عَن
hledatsledovat
lede efter
leita eftir, reyna aî ná í
peşinde

after

(ˈaːftə) preposition
1. later in time or place than. After the car came a bus.
2. following (often indicating repetition). one thing after another; night after night.
3. behind. Shut the door after you!
4. in search or pursuit of. He ran after the bus.
5. considering. After all I've done you'd think he'd thank me; It's sad to fail after all that work.
6. (American. in telling the time) past: It's a quarter after ten.
adverb
later in time or place. They arrived soon after.
conjunction
later than the time when. After she died we moved house twice.
ˈaftermath (-mӕθ) noun
the situation etc resulting from an important, especially unpleasant, event. The country is still suffering from the aftermath of the war.
ˈafterthought noun
a later thought.
ˈafterwards adverb
later or after something else has happened or happens. He told me afterwards that he had not enjoyed the film.
after all
1. (used when giving a reason for doing something etc) taking everything into consideration. I won't invite him. After all, I don't really know him.
2. in spite of everything that has/had happened, been said etc. It turns out he went by plane after all.
be after
to be looking for something. What are you after?; The police are after him.