Origin of follow-up
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
Antonyms for follow
Related Words for followupimpact, reaction, influence, effect, reverberation, backlash, fallout, realization, pursuance, repercussion, aftermath, issue, aftereffect, development, event, ramification, consequence, outcome, response, summation
Examples from the Web for followup
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 15, 2014
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
May 24, 2013
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)
April 6, 2013
“At the end of the day, EVERYTHING I do has to drive the business goals,” Hadley wrote in a followup email, emphasis his.Microsoft's Mr. Fun
December 5, 2010
A followup item at The Daily Caller reports that hefty bar tab “was part of a night of cultivating young Republican donors.”The GOP's Dirty Sexy Money
March 29, 2010
Historical Examples of followup
Now, would you say that between you and the Vice President's followup car, there was more than one open car?
And approximately how far behind the Presidential vehicle was the followup car at that time?
Had the Secret Service followup car completed its left-hand turn prior to the time the shots rang out?
So as a followup, we had our legal attache in Paris make inquiry to see whether he had enrolled in this college.
It is a car that is used as a followup car to the President's car when he is in a motorcade.
- 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
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].
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