follow

  • 1 follow — [ˈfɒləʊ ǁ ˈfɑːloʊ] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to come or happen afterwards: • The company s decision to diversify follows a sharp decline in demand for its products. • As the recession worsened, further closures followed. 2.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Follow-on — is a term used in the sport of cricket to describe a situation where the team that bats second is forced to take its second batting innings immediately after its first, because the team was not able to get close enough (within 200 runs) to the… …

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  • 3 Follow — Fol low, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Followed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Following}.][OE. foluwen, folwen, folgen, AS. folgian, fylgean, fylgan; akin to D. volgen, OHG. folg[=e]n, G. folgen, Icel. fylgja, Sw. f[ o]lja, Dan. f[ o]lge, and perh. to E. folk.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 follow — [fäl′ō] vt. [ME folwen < OE folgian, akin to Ger folgen & (?) Welsh olafiad, follower] 1. to come or go after 2. to go after in order to catch; chase; pursue 3. to go along [follow the right road] 4. to come or occur after in time, in a series …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 follow — vb 1 Follow, succeed, ensue, supervene mean to come after someone or, more often, something. Although all of these verbs occur as transitives and intransitives, ensue and supervene are more commonly intransitive verbs. Follow is the general term… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 follow-up — follow up1 adj [only before noun] done in order to find out more or do more about something →↑follow up ▪ a follow up study on children and poverty follow up 2 follow up2 n 1.) [U and C] something that is done to make sure that earlier actions… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 follow — ► VERB 1) move or travel behind. 2) go after (someone) so as to observe or monitor them. 3) go along (a route or path). 4) come after in time or order. 5) be a logical consequence. 6) (also follow on from) occur as a result of …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 follow-up — follow ,up noun 1. ) count or uncount something that is done in order to complete something: Everyone liked my proposal, but there hasn t been any follow up. The researchers conducted a follow up study two years later. a ) something that is done… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 follow-up — n. 1. a second (or subsequent) action to increase the effectiveness of an initial action. Also used attributively; as a follow up visit. Note: A follow up may be of various types. After a medical examination, a second examination (or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 follow — fol·low vt: to be in accordance with (a prior decision): accept as authoritative see also precedent compare overrule Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 follow — (v.) O.E. folgian, fylgan follow, accompany; follow after, pursue, also obey, apply oneself to a practice or calling, from W.Gmc. *fulg (Cf. O.S. folgon, O.Fris. folgia, M.Du. volghen, Du. volgen, O.H.G. folgen, Ger. folgen, O.N. fylgja to follow …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 follow-on — n something that is done or made in addition to something else, or done to continue something that was done before →↑follow on follow on to/from ▪ The inspection was a follow on from the review process. ▪ a follow on product …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 follow — [v1] take the place of be subsequent to, chase, come after, come from, come next, displace, ensue, go after, go next, postdate, proceed from, pursue, replace, result, spring from, succeed, supersede, supervene, supplant; concepts 128,242,813 Ant …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 follow-up — [fäl′ōup΄] adj. designating or of anything that follows something else as a review, addition, etc. [follow up examinations, a follow up letter] n. 1. a follow up thing or event 2. the use of follow up letters, visits, etc. 3. a following up …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 Follow — Fol low, v. i. To go or come after; used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate. Syn: To {Follow}, {Succeed}, {Ensue}. Usage: To follow (v.i.) means simply to come after; as, a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 follow-up — follow ups N VAR: oft N n A follow up is something that is done to continue or add to something done previously. They are recording a follow up to their successful 1989 album... One man was arrested during the raid and another during a follow up… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 follow up on — follow up (on (something)) 1. to act on something. Some students said they were going to collect clothing, but they didn t follow up. You have to follow up on your application. 2. to discover more about something. I d like to follow up on Rita s… …

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  • 18 follow up — (on (something)) 1. to act on something. Some students said they were going to collect clothing, but they didn t follow up. You have to follow up on your application. 2. to discover more about something. I d like to follow up on Rita s question… …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 19 Follow Me — (Рига,Латвия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Blaumaņa iela 25 26, Рига, LV 1011, Латвия …

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  • 20 Follow — Fol low, n. The art or process of following; specif., in some games, as billiards, a stroke causing a ball to follow another ball after hitting it. Also used adjectively; as, follow shot. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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