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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]

/ˈfɒl.əʊ.θruː/ us   /ˈfɑːl.oʊ.θruː/
(Definition of follow through from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 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.

follow-throughnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈfɑl·oʊˌθru/
the action of completing something: [U] They made a good start at improving prison conditions, but unless there’s follow-through, the reforms won’t last.
In sports, a follow-through is the action of continuing a swinging motion of the arms or legs when making a play: [C usually sing] My tennis instructor 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 data protection 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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