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English definition of “follow (sth) through”

follow (sth) through

phrasal verb with follow     /ˈfɒl.əʊ/ US  /ˈfɑː.loʊ/ verb
to do something as the next part of an activity or period of development : The essay started interestingly , but failed to follow through ( its argument ).Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
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