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English definition of “follow”

follow

verb [T] (READ)    /ˈfɒl.əʊ/ US  /ˈfɑː.loʊ/
to read the notes or words of a piece of music or writing at the same time as they are being played or saidWriting, reading and studying music
(Definition of follow verb (READ) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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