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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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follow

  
1    come after, come next, step into the shoes of, succeed, supersede, supplant, take the place of  
2    chase, dog, hound, hunt, pursue, run after, shadow, stalk, tail     (informal)   track, trail  
3    accompany, attend, bring up the rear, come after, come or go with, escort, tag along, tread on the heels of  
4    act in accordance with, be guided by, comply, conform, give allegiance to, heed, mind, note, obey, observe, regard, toe the line, watch  
5    appreciate, catch, catch on     (informal)   comprehend, fathom, get, get the hang of     (informal)   get the picture, grasp, keep up with, realize, see, take in, understand  
6    arise, be consequent, develop, emanate, ensue, flow, issue, proceed, result, spring, supervene  
7    adopt, copy, emulate, imitate, live up to, pattern oneself upon, take a leaf out of someone's book, take as example  
8    be a devotee or supporter of, be devoted to, be interested in, cultivate, keep abreast of, support  
  
Antonyms     
   abandon, avoid, desert, disobey, elude, escape, flout, forsake, give up, guide, ignore, lead, precede, reject, renounce, shun, steer  


follow through     
bring to a conclusion, complete, conclude, consummate, pursue, see through  
follow up  
1    check out, find out about, investigate, look into, make inquiries, pursue, research  
2    consolidate, continue, make sure, reinforce  

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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.
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