Meaning of “follow something up” in the English Dictionary

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"follow something up" in American English

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follow something up

also follow up on something
phrasal verb with follow us /ˈfɑl·oʊ/ verb

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.

(Definition of “follow something up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)