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[fol-oh-uhp] /ˈfɒl oʊˌʌp/
the act of following up.
an action or thing that serves to increase the effectiveness of a previous one, as a second or subsequent letter, phone call, or visit.
Also called follow. Journalism.
  1. a news story providing additional information on a story or article previously published.
  2. Also called sidebar, supplementary story. a minor news story used to supplement a related story of major importance.
designed or serving to follow up, especially to increase the effectiveness of a previous action:
a follow-up interview; a follow-up offer.
of or relating to action that follows an initial treatment, course of study, etc.:
follow-up care for mental patients; a follow-up survey.
Origin of follow-up
First recorded in 1920-25; noun, adj. use of verb phrase follow up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But usually the follow-up is concerned with the pursuit, capture, or trial.

  • And their swapping the prizes will make a peach of a follow-up story.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • For a week we'll have follow-up articles, and then Constantine will take it.

    The Nest Builder Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
  • Their fee was $2.50 per visit which included the price of follow-up medicine.

    Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  • The editorial was to be a follow-up in the next day's paper.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams

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