ask after

ask after
If someone asks after you, they ask someone how you are.

[V P n] I had a letter from Jane. She asks after you.

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  • ask — ► VERB 1) say something in order to get an answer or some information. 2) say that one wants someone to do, give, or allow something. 3) (ask for) request to speak to. 4) expect or demand (something) of someone. 5) invite (someone) to a social… …   English terms dictionary

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