♦ after

♦ after /ˈɑ:ftə(r)/
A prep.
1 dopo; dopo di: after the storm, dopo il temporale; after Easter, dopo Pasqua; day after day, un giorno dopo l'altro; DIALOGO-Arriving for a meeting- After you, dopo di lei, prego; after that, dopo di ciò; dopo di che; It must be after 9, devono essere passate le nove; after dark, a sera NOTA D'USO: -after, afterwards o later?-
2 (nelle ore) (USA) ten minutes after one, l'una e dieci; at half after nine, alle nove e mezzo
3 dietro; dietro di: one after another, uno dietro l'altro; DIALOGO-How was your day?- «How was work today?» DIALOGO-How was your day?- «It was one thing after another», «Com'è andata al lavoro oggi?» «È stata una cosa dietro l'altra»; She came in after me, è entrato dietro di me; He shut the door after him, chiuse la porta dietro di sé; si chiuse dietro la porta
4 all'inseguimento di; a caccia di; in cerca di; sulle tracce di: He ran after me, mi è corso dietro; mi ha inseguito; I've got the police after me, la polizia è sulle mie tracce (o mi sta dando la caccia); What are you after?, che cosa cerchi?; DIALOGO-New phone- I'm after a good phone, sto cercando un buon telefono; What is he after, I wonder, mi chiedo a che cosa miri (o che cosa voglia)
5 (rif. a nome proprio) in onore di; in ricordo di: She was called Virginia after her grandmother, è stata chiamata Virginia in ricordo della nonna
6 secondo; alla maniera di; nello stile di; a imitazione di: after the Paris fashion, secondo la moda di Parigi; after Raphael, a imitazione di Raffaello; alla maniera di Raffaello
7 (nei verbi frasali) V. sotto il verbo
B avv.
dopo: the day after, il giorno dopo; il giorno seguente; What comes after?, che cosa viene dopo?; long after, molto tempo dopo; never after, mai più dopo di allora; shortly after, poco dopo; di lì a poco; soon after, poco dopo
C cong.
dopo che: After he left, I spoke openly to her, dopo che se ne fu andato, le parlai apertamente; I don't trust him after seeing what he's capable of, non mi fido di lui dopo aver visto di cosa è capace
D a.
1 (antiq.) seguente; futuro: in after years, negli anni seguenti (o futuri)
2 (naut.) di poppa; poppiero: after deck, coperta di poppa
after all, dopo tutto; alla fin fine; in conclusione □ after-dinner speech, discorso al termine di un pranzo ufficiale □ after my own heart, come piace a me □ after hours, dopo l'orario di chiusura (di un locale, ecc.); dopo l'orario di lavoro; fuori orario; (Borsa) (il) dopoborsa □ (Borsa) after-hours dealings, operazioni del dopoborsa □ (comm.) after-sales service, (servizio di) assistenza clienti □ (banca, comm.: di cambiale) after sight, a certo tempo vista □ (fin.) after tax, al netto delle imposte □ (fin.) after-tax (agg.), al netto delle imposte; netto □ after-war, del dopoguerra □ (fam.) to be after sb., rimproverare q., dare addosso a q.; (anche) assillare q., tormentare q. (con richieste, ecc.) □ (Irlanda) to be after doing st., avere appena fatto qc.

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