Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “follow through”

See all translations

follow through

verb phrasal verb with follow  /ˈfɑl·oʊ/ us  
to continue something until it is completed: The city has raised the money for more teachers – now it has to follow through and hire them. In sports, to follow through is to continue a swinging motion of the arms or legs when making a play: You can’t drive the golf ball unless you follow through after hitting it.
(Definition of follow through phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of follow through?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “follow through”

Definitions of “follow through” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More