GO [I, T] › to move behind someone or something and go where they go, sometimes secretly: She followed me into the kitchen. He employed a private detective to follow his wife. HAPPEN [I, T] › to happen or come after something: The weeks that followed were the happiest days of my life. There was a bang, followed by a cloud of smoke.
follow a path/road, etc › to travel along a path/road, etc: Follow the main road down to the traffic lights.
follow instructions/orders/rules, etc › to do what the instructions/orders/rules, etc say you should do: I followed your advice and stayed at home.
follow sb's example/lead › to copy someone's behaviour or ideas: You should follow Meg's example and tidy your room.
UNDERSTAND [I, T] › to understand something: Could you say that again? I didn't quite follow. BE INTERESTED [T] › to be interested in an event or activity: I followed the trial closely.
as follows › used to introduce a list or description
it follows that › used to say that if one thing is true, another thing will also be true: He's big, but it doesn't follow that he's strong. → See also follow in sb's footsteps → See also follow suit