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Origin of follow-up
Words nearby follow-up
Definition for follow up (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to carry out fully, as a stroke of a club in golf, a racket in tennis, etc.
- to continue an effort, plan, proposal, policy, etc., to its completion.
- to pursue closely and tenaciously.
- to increase the effectiveness of by further action or repetition.
- to pursue to a solution or conclusion.
Origin of follow
SYNONYMS FOR follow
OTHER WORDS FROM followfol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·lowed, adjectivewell-fol·lowed, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for follow up (1 of 2)
verb (tr, adverb)
- something done to reinforce an initial action
- (as modifier)a follow-up letter
British Dictionary definitions for follow up (2 of 2)
- to play a card of the same suit as the card played immediately before it
- to do the same as someone else
- a forward spin imparted to a cue ball causing it to roll after the object ball
- a shot made in this way
Derived forms of followfollowable, adjective
Word Origin for follow
Idioms and Phrases with follow up (1 of 2)
Carry to completion. For example, I'm following up their suggestions with concrete proposals. Also see follow through.
Increase the effectiveness or enhance the success of something by further action. For example, She followed up her interview with a phone call. [Late 1700s]
Idioms and Phrases with follow up (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with follow
- follow along
- follow in someone's footsteps
- follow one's nose
- follow out
- follow suit
- follow the crowd
- follow through
- follow up
- as follows
- camp follower
- hard act to follow