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From:Emily Zilch <emily0@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 21:32
{ 20040614,1444 | Barbara Barrett } or the Hiberno-English "after"; 1:
want or seeking: eg "I'm after a new car.". (or in a shop the
salesperson asks "What are you after?") 2: a recently completed action;
eg "I'm after opening the door.". 3: behind: eg "I left my mobile after
me" 4: time past the hour: eg "It's a quarter after six.".

We use 'after' in the US in the first (what are you after? I'm after a
new bag.) and fourth (o'clock) meanings.



Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>