“Take after”: phrasal verb meaning.

Take after
To “take after” your mum or dad (or another member of your family) is to be similar to them physically or have similar character traits.

Other examples of “take after” phrasal verb in a sentence

  • Kate takes after her mother. They are both beautiful.
  • You take after your grandmother.

“Take after”: use in context explanation

Gina comes into the room and sees her little son Dummy playing. She thought he was playing with cars but Dummy apparently prefers dolls. Gina thinks her son takes after his dad because they both like beautiful women. In fact, also Dick was looking at women in a magazine for men which he is now hiding behind the chair so that Gina doesn’t get angry at him.