- 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.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for follow-up
The follow-up story is how those who survived both the competitive onslaught, as well as the recession, have adapted.Best Buy Punches Back at Amazon
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“She fought so Damn hard,” the poster added in a follow-up comment.Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?
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The core of that, the way to stop Ebola in its tracks is contact tracing, and follow-up.
Since the virus can stay incubated in the human body for up to 21 days, the third step, follow-up, is key.
Based on the strength of her audition, he built his follow-up film, Jackie Brown, around Grier.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary
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But usually the follow-up is concerned with the pursuit, capture, or trial.Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence
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And their swapping the prizes will make a peach of a follow-up story.Joan of the Journal
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For a week we'll have follow-up articles, and then Constantine will take it.The Nest Builder
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Their fee was $2.50 per visit which included the price of follow-up medicine.Frying Pan Farm
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The editorial was to be a follow-up in the next day's paper.The Clarion
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