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English definition of “follow”

follow

verb (HAPPEN)    /ˈfɒl.əʊ/ US  /ˈfɑː.loʊ/
B1 [I or T] to happen or come after something: We were not prepared for the events that followed (= happened next). The meal consisted of smoked salmon, followed by guinea fowl (= with this as the next part). She published a book of poems and followed it (up) with (= next produced) a novel.Occurring and happening as follows B2 said to introduce a list of things: The winners are as follows - Woods, Smith, and Cassidy.Quoting and making references
(Definition of follow verb (HAPPEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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