How to Conjugate Go After
- Infinitive: Go After
- Present Tense: Go After/ Goes After
- -ing Form: Going After
- Past Tense: Went After
- Past Participle: Gone After
Definitions of Go After:
1. When you do your best to get something no matter how difficult it is.
Examples: Michael Phelps trained hard everyday because he was going after the gold medal.
I went after first place in the local 5k run last week, but wasn’t quite fast enough.
2. When law enforcers try to catch someone who has committed a crime.
Examples: The police are really going after the heads of big gangs.
The FBI has gone after some of the world’s toughest criminals.
3. When you chase someone or something.
Examples: Our little puppy has been going after the ball since this morning.
The cat went after the bird, but wasn’t able to catch it.
4. When a company attempts to multiply their number of customers via a competitive strategy.
Examples: Facebook is trying to go after a younger audience by buying companies like Instagram.
Google has gone after customers in nearly every market in the world.
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