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English definition of “follow something up”

follow something up

(also follow up on something)
verb phrasal verb with follow  /ˈfɑl·oʊ/ us  
to discover more about something or to take further action connected with it: As a news reporter, when something important happens, I have to follow it up. Brocchini failed to follow up on leads pointing to any other suspects.
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