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follow

  

      vb  
1    to go or come after in the same direction  
he followed his friend home     
2    tr   to accompany; attend  
she followed her sister everywhere     
3    to come after as a logical or natural consequence  
4    tr   to keep to the course or track of  
she followed the towpath     
5    tr   to act in accordance with; obey  
to follow instructions     
6    tr   to accept the ideas or beliefs of (a previous authority, etc.)  
he followed Donne in most of his teachings     
7    to understand (an explanation, argument, etc.)  
the lesson was difficult to follow     
8    to watch closely or continuously  
she followed his progress carefully     
9    tr   to have a keen interest in  
to follow athletics     
10    tr   to help in the cause of or accept the leadership of  
the men who followed Napoleon     
11    tr  
Rare   to earn a living at or in  
to follow the Navy     
12    follow suit     (Cards)  
a    to play a card of the same suit as the card played immediately before it  
b    to do the same as someone else  
      n  
13      (Billiards, etc.)  
a    a forward spin imparted to a cue ball causing it to roll after the object ball  
b    a shot made in this way,   (See also)        follow-on       follow out       follow through       follow up  
     (Old English folgian; related to Old Frisian folgia, Old Saxon folgon, Old High German folgen)  
  followable      adj  


follow-my-leader  
      n   a game in which the players must repeat the actions of the leader,   (U.S., Canadian, and Irish name)    follow-the-leader  
follow-on     (Cricket)  
      n  
1    an immediate second innings forced on a team scoring a prescribed number of runs fewer than its opponents in the first innings  
      vb  
  follow on  
2    intr, adv   (of a team) to play a follow-on  
follow out  
      vb   tr, adv   to implement (an idea or action) to a conclusion  
follow through  
      vb   adv  
1      (Sport)   to complete (a stroke or shot) by continuing the movement to the end of its arc  
2    tr   to pursue (an aim) to a conclusion  
      n  
  follow-through  
3      (Sport)  
a    the act of following through  
b    the part of the stroke after the ball has been hit  
4    the completion of a procedure, esp. after a first action  
follow up  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to pursue or investigate (a person, evidence, etc.) closely  
2    to continue (action) after a beginning, esp. to increase its effect  
      n  
  follow-up  
3   
a    something done to reinforce an initial action  
b    (as modifier)  
a follow-up letter     
4      (Med)   a routine examination of a patient at various intervals after medical or surgical treatment  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
To delibaretly make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want ; scared and follow directions of yours or what you want thing to be ...
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
n.
1. a fashion enthusiast; someone who sets or follows trends; 2. woman working in the fashion domain (as a designer, journalist, model etc.); 3. woman passionate about shopping;

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