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"follow through" in British English

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follow through

phrasal verb with follow uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ/  us   /ˈfɑː.loʊ/ verb

follow-throughnoun [C or U]

 us   /ˈfɑl·oʊˌθru/
the ​action of ​completing something: They made a good ​start at ​improvingprisonconditions, but ​unless there’s follow-through, the ​reforms won’t last. In ​sports, a follow-through is the ​action of ​continuing a ​swingingmotion of the ​arms or ​legs when making a ​play: My ​tennisinstructor says I need to have a ​better follow-through on my ​backhand.
(Definition of follow through from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"follow through" in American English

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follow through

phrasal verb with follow  us   /ˈfɑl·oʊ/ verb
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 ​swingingmotion of the ​arms or ​legs when making a ​play: You can’t ​drive the ​golfballunless you follow through after ​hitting it.

follow-throughnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈfɑl·oʊˌθru/
the ​action of ​completing something: [U] They made a good ​start at ​improvingprisonconditions, but ​unless there’s follow-through, the ​reforms won’t last. In ​sports, a follow-through is the ​action of ​continuing a ​swingingmotion of the ​arms or ​legs when making a ​play: [C usually sing] My ​tennisinstructor says I need to have a ​better follow-through on my ​backhand.
(Definition of follow through from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"follow-through" in Business English

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follow-throughnoun [U]

uk   us  
something that is done as the next ​part of an ​activity or ​period of ​development: Most of the ​theory of ​dataprotection is obvious, but follow-through remains an important ​responsibility.
(Definition of follow-through from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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