Origin of follow-up
Definition for followup (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
Examples from the Web for followup
Choosing to strike while the iron was hot, Future announced his followup to Pluto, Future Hendrix, right away.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was three years between the releases of Pieces of You and its followup, Spirit.Jewel Is Back in ‘Ring of Fire’ and You Should Be Very Excited|Kevin Fallon|May 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He took meeting after meeting with giddy Hollywood executives and pitched them his followup—a sci-fi epic called A Topiary.‘Upstream Color,’ Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Drama, Is the Year’s Craziest Film (So Far)|Marlow Stern|April 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“At the end of the day, EVERYTHING I do has to drive the business goals,” Hadley wrote in a followup email, emphasis his.
A followup item at The Daily Caller reports that hefty bar tab “was part of a night of cultivating young Republican donors.”
And what is the reason, if any, for staying that distance behind the President's followup car?
My recollection is that it was to follow the President's car, either behind the followup car or behind the Vice President's car.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
So as a followup, we had our legal attache in Paris make inquiry to see whether he had enrolled in this college.
Is the President's followup car a specially constructed automobile?
And what is the differential between the jump seats and the rear seat on the Secret Service followup car?
British Dictionary definitions for followup
- 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
Word Origin for follow
Word Origin and History for followup
Old English folgian, fylgan "follow, accompany; follow after, pursue," also "obey, apply oneself to a practice or calling," from West Germanic *fulg- (cf. Old Saxon folgon, Old Frisian folgia, Middle Dutch volghen, Dutch volgen, Old High German folgen, German folgen, Old Norse fylgja "to follow").
Probably originally a compound, *full-gan with a sense of "full-going;" the sense then shifting to "serve, go with as an attendant" (cf. fulfill). Related: Followed; following. To follow one's nose "go straight on" first attested 1590s. "The full phrase is, 'Follow your nose, and you are sure to go straight.' " [Farmer].
Idioms and Phrases with followup
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