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Definition of take after phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

take after

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    take after somebody

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  1. 1(not used in the progressive tenses) to look or behave like an older member of your family, especially your mother or father Your daughter doesn't take after you at all.
  2. 2 (informal) to follow someone quickly I was afraid that if I started running the man would take after me.
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