Results for: follow
follow /flo/ v. 1 [I;T] to go after s.o. or s.t., to chase: A dog followed its owner down the street. 2 [T] to go along a path, road, trail, etc.: We followed the dirt road until we reached the lake. 3 [I;T] to happen after another event: Rain followed the dark clouds and lightning. 4 [I;T] to replace (or come after) s.o. or s.t.: A younger professor followed the department chairperson in that position. 5 fig. [I;T] to understand: I follow what you are saying. 6 [T] to obey, cooperate with: Most members of the political party followed the orders of their leader. 7 [T] to pay attention to: She follows the news closely. 8 as follows: to introduce a particular order of actions or list of items: Her qualifications are as follows; an excellent education, previous experience in the field, and an excellent performance record. 9 so it follows that: it is logical that, (syns.) hence, therefore: The company has no cash, so it follows that it must borrow money or go out of business. 10 to follow in s.o.s footsteps or tracks: to do the same as the person before you: She followed in her mothers footsteps and became a musician. 11 to follow ones intuition: to act on feeling, rather than according to facts and reason: He wasnt sure what to do, so he decided to follow his intuition. 12 to follow ones nose: to go in the direction in which you are pointed: The bookstore is located straight ahead, so just follow your nose. 13 to follow suit: to do the same as another person: He asked for a raise, and soon other employees followed suit. 14 to follow the crowd: to do the same as everyone else: She has an unusual style of dressing; she doesnt follow the crowd. 15 phrasal v. sep. to follow s.t. through: a. [I] (as in golf, tennis, and baseball) to continue an arm movement after a ball is hit: She has a good golf swing; she follows through nicely. b. fig. [I;T] to complete a task once it is begun: He always follows through on projects he begins.||He follows them through. 16 phrasal v. sep. [I;T] to follow s.t. up: to take additional steps to further a previous action: You start with sales visits, and then you should follow up with telephone calls.||You should follow them up.
Thesaurus: follow 1 to pursue, trail, tag along after. Ant. to precede. 2 to walk along 3 to come afters.t. | succeed 4 to take the place of, succeed 5 to know, comprehend 6 to heed, abide by |
support 7 to keep up with s.t.