Follow - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɑːloʊ|  American pronunciation of the word follow
Brit.  |ˈfɒləʊ|  British pronunciation of the word follow

verb

- to travel behind, go after, come after
- be later in time(syn: postdate)
- come as a logical consequence; follow logically
- travel along a certain course
- act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes (syn: comply)
- come after in time, as a result
- behave in accordance or in agreement with

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Examples

She followed us into the kitchen.

The dog followed the children home.

The exit is right this way. Just follow me.

The children went home and the dog followed behind.

If one sheep goes through the gate, the rest will follow.

The number 15 follows 14.

Her accident was followed by a long period of recovery.

First came the student speeches, and the presentation of awards followed.

Rioting followed the unjust verdict.

If you work hard, success will surely follow.

He is followed.

I follow fame.

He was the most followed man of the town.

I don't follow.

A number of developing countries in Latin America followed the opposite path.

Phrasal verbs

follow out  — pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
follow through  — carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball
follow up  — pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: follow
he/she/it: follows
present participle: following
past tense: followed
past participle: followed
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