followverbuk /ˈfɒl.əʊ/ us /ˈfɑː.loʊ/
follow verb (GO)
- He made no answer but walked on, gesturing for me to follow.
- If you lead in the jeep, we'll follow behind on the horses.
- The dogs are specially trained to follow the trail left by the fox.
- The path follows the river closely, occasionally deviating round a clump of trees.
- In the silence that followed, a lone voice piped up from the back of the room.
follow verb (HAPPEN)
- The women's 200 metre event will be followed by the men's 100 metres.
- I'd like a steak and fries with chocolate mousse to follow.
- The initial earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks.
- This announcement follows months of inaction and delay.
- The war was followed by a long period of peace and prosperity.
follow verb (OBEY)
- I always follow the instructions on medicine bottles faithfully.
- He follows the orders of his boss without question.
- He followed the famous American dictum, 'Don't get mad, get even'.
- I followed the instructions to the letter and it still went wrong.
- Baking a cake isn't difficult - it's just a matter of following the recipe.
follow verb (HAVE INTEREST IN)
follow verb (BE RESULT)
- If we posit that wage rises cause inflation, it follows that we should try to minimize them.
- How can they claim to reduce taxes and increase spending? It doesn't follow.
- Just because the last forecast was correct, it doesn't necessarily follow that the next one will be.
- Just because one of the suspects has been eliminated from their enquiries, it doesn't follow that the remaining suspect is guilty.
- Because ladybirds eat greenfly, it follows that a decrease in the numbers of ladybirds will lead to a rise in the population of greenfly.
follow verb (UNDERSTAND)
follow verb (READ)
follow verb (SOCIAL MEDIA)