inquire after

inquire after
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "inquire after":
present tense I/you/we/they inquire after he/she/it inquires after present participle inquiring after past tense inquired after past participle inquired after British formal
inquire after someone to ask someone about someone else, especially about how they are or what they are doing

Rachel's mother was inquiring after you.


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  • inquire after — phrasal : to ask about the health or well being of the parents of the boys he played with always inquired after his father and mother Scott Fitzgerald * * * inquire after To ask about the health, etc of • • • Main Entry: ↑inquire * * * in ˈquire… …   Useful english dictionary

  • inquire after — PHRASAL VERB If you inquire after someone, you ask how they are or what they are doing. [FORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] Elsie called to inquire after my health …   English dictionary

  • inquire after — phrasal to ask about the health of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inquire after — verb to ask about the health of someone …   Wiktionary

  • inquire after — ask for details about; ask how someone is doing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inquire — [in kwīr′] vi. inquired, inquiring [ME enqueren < OFr enquerre < VL * inquaerere, for L inquirere < in , into + quaerere, to seek] 1. to seek information; ask a question or questions 2. to carry out an examination or investigation:… …   English World dictionary

  • After — Aft er, prep. 1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. Shut doors after you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Below in rank; next to in order. Shak. [1913 Webster] Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Later in time;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • After — Aft er, prep. 1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. Shut doors after you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Below in rank; next to in order. Shak. [1913 Webster] Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Later in time;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • After all — After Aft er, prep. 1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. Shut doors after you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Below in rank; next to in order. Shak. [1913 Webster] Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Later in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquire — in|quire enquire [ınˈkwaıə US ˈkwaır] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enquerre, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere to look for ] to ask someone for information ▪ Why are you doing that? the boy inquired. inquire about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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