Meaning of AFTER in English

AFTER

adj.

Pronunciation: ' äf-t ə r

Function: verbal auxiliary

Date: 1792

chiefly Irish ― used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed <the poor old man is after dying on me ― J. M. Synge>

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