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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
come/follow close on the heels of sth
▪ Yet another scandal followed close on the heels of the senator’s resignation.
consequences follow (=happen)
▪ Once the decision has been made, consequences follow.
devoted following
▪ The journal had a devoted following of around 1,000 subscribers.
follow a code
▪ When children are near water, it’s important to follow a basic safety code.
follow a curriculum (=study the subjects that are in a curriculum)
▪ Five-year-olds now follow the National Curriculum.
follow a diet (=only eat certain types of food)
▪ You will feel better if you follow a low-fat diet.
follow a path
▪ We followed a path through the trees.
follow a pattern
▪ Her headaches did not seem to follow any particular pattern.
follow a precedent
▪ Now he is following a precedent set by military leaders around the world.
follow a procedure
▪ It’s important that you always follow the correct procedure.
follow a route
▪ Are we following the right route?
follow a tip
▪ To keep your bike in good condition, follow these simple tips.
follow a tradition (=do what has been done before)
▪ He followed the family tradition and became a doctor.
follow a trend
▪ Divorce rates in Scotland are following the general trend.
follow an occupationformal (= do one)
▪ The third son followed his father’s occupation.
follow convention (=do what is accepted and normal)
▪ If everyone followed convention, the world would be a boring place.
follow directions
▪ You can't get lost if you follow my directions.
follow football (=be interested in football)
▪ Bob follows football and goes to as many matches as he can.
follow orders/carry out orders (=obey them)
▪ The men argued that they had only been following orders.
follow sb’s example (=copy someone’s behaviour)
▪ I tried to follow my parent’s example with my own kids.
follow sb’s logic (=to use someone’s logic in an activity or situation)
▪ Following this logic, none of these distressing conditions would be considered 'real' illnesses.
follow the coast (=stay close to the coast)
▪ The path follows the coast.
follow the instructions (=do what the instructions tell you to do)
▪ You should follow the instructions on the packet.
follow your heart (= do what your emotions want you to do)
▪ Go for it. Follow your heart. Who cares what everyone else thinks?
followed closely
▪ lightning, followed closely by thunder
follow/get/catch sb’s drift (=understand the general meaning of what someone is saying)
▪ She didn’t quite get my drift, did she?
▪ When starting a new business, try to follow these general guidelines.
following the dictates of
▪ teenagers following the dictates of fashion
▪ The police are following several different lines of enquiry.
follow/monitor/chart sb’s progress (=keep checking it)
▪ Throughout the night, doctors charted his progress.
follow/obey your instinct(s) (=do what your instinct tells you to do)
▪ You should obey your instincts when dealing with strangers.
follow/observe a custom (=do something that is part of a custom)
▪ Following a Chinese custom, Deng changed his given name to mark the occasion.
follow/toe the party line (=to support the official opinion)
▪ He refused to toe the party line.
immediately after/following sth
▪ He retired immediately after the end of the war.
obey/follow a rule
▪ She wasn’t going to obey their silly rules.
pursue/follow a dream (=try to do or get what you want)
▪ She left her home town to pursue her dreams.
pursue/follow a policy (=continue with a policy over a period of time)
▪ The organization is pursuing a policy of cost cutting.
pursue/follow a strategy (=do a particular planned series of actions)
▪ They are pursuing different strategies.
slavishly followed
▪ not a rule to be slavishly followed in every instance
take/follow sb’s advice (also act on sb’s adviceformal) (= do what someone advises you to do)
▪ He followed his doctor’s advice and went on a low-fat diet.
▪ The king acted on his advice and ordered his soldiers to get ready for battle.
the following chapters (=the ones after this one)
▪ The following chapters will explore this issue.
the following month (=the next month)
▪ By the following month he had raised over £400.
the following week
▪ She booked another appointment for the following week.
the following weekend
▪ The intention was to complete the work the following weekend.
the following year
▪ The following year he was made captain of the team.
the next morning/the following morning
▪ His meeting was not until the next morning.
the next/the following day (=the day after something happened in the past)
▪ The story was in the newspaper the following day.
watch/follow sb’s every move
▪ His eyes followed Cissy’s every move.
▪ The plan of the book is as follows.
▪ Anaxagoras held that earthquakes are formed as follows.
▪ Davidson's account was as follows: The discussions at my house that evening were inconclusive.
▪ The authors define five recruitment strategies which can be summarized as follows: 1 educational qualifications perform a determinative function.
▪ The bargaining steps are as follows: 1 examine your opponent's position in depth.
▪ Itinerary from Day 10 is as follows: 1 night Delhi, 5 nights Srinagar, 1 night Delhi.
▪ Operant conditioning involves contiguity, in that the reinforcing event follows closely the production of a response.
▪ She is followed closely by a little boy, who keeps ducking behind her whenever Yolanda smiles at him.
▪ This is followed closely by discounted admission to racecourses and greyhound tracks.
▪ Access to the region is restricted, and journalists who have traveled there have been closely followed and monitored.
▪ But this example of corporate induced injury pales beside one which followed closely afterwards.
▪ We wanted them to develop new applications from scratch, applications that would closely follow our interface guidelines.
▪ All Saints topped the chart with Pure Shores, closely followed by two artists who played live in Ireland last year.
▪ The Bloc Quebecois got the nod as official opposition with 54 seats, and Reform followed closely with 52.
▪ In the days immediately following the coup attempt there were a number of demonstrations in support of Djohar.
▪ Along with the increased possibilities of a recession, the energy crisis was immediately followed by a new inflationary leap.
▪ The gala opening by Brian Blessed in 1999 was followed immediately by the start of work on a new student refectory.
▪ From retail stores to hospitals to universities, doors remained open as back-up generators kicked in almost immediately following the power outage.
▪ When Lyle won the Masters in 1988, he did so immediately following another victory at Greensboro.
▪ Science follows immediately, and the students quickly gather in groups to work on their exhibition in this area.
▪ But rhetorical questions can be over-used, especially where answers to the questions do not follow immediately.
▪ Riker and Gotler immediately followed them down to the road and picked them up.
▪ Stage one is preparation, stage two is production, and the final stage is follow through.
▪ Soon after he does, phone and cable companies will follow through on long-held plans to broaden their offerings.
▪ Even when such a calculation is not followed through, the insight obtained from the Fourier series concept is often helpful.
▪ John Vasconcellos, D-San Jose, voted for the bill while urging the state to follow through with a job-creation program.
▪ Too often, project loans are approved only to fail, or fail to be followed through.
▪ Once in the barn, Stewart felt obliged to follow through on the expedition by dramatically expressing undying love for Susan Mary.
▪ Loving, distracted, indulgent, my parents would never follow through on threats to ground me.
▪ But Miescher died in 1895, aged just 51, and never really followed up what in truth was a fine insight.
▪ Later it wants to follow up with the heavy stuff: tanks, helicopters, anti-tank weapons and armored personnel carriers.
▪ At best, therefore, Freud's views must be regarded as suggestions that need to be followed up by systematic research.
▪ All such potential customer inquiries are followed up with a visit from a sales representative.
▪ Whether specific plans to follow up the lesson have been made. 10.
▪ You can start a new thread, follow up an existing one, and/or respond privately by email.
▪ A penalty was followed up with a try from Dan Dooley.
▪ It is for this reason that patients are followed up for two years after treatment.
▪ Mind you, I must admit that having followed my own advice it's so far failed.
▪ Talk to your counselor about the best way to handle this, and follow his or her advice.
▪ It's always wise to follow the technical advice offered by paving manufacturers when preparing the foundations of your patio.
▪ Marvin was always doing this, trying to make the President feel he was breaking promises by not following his advice.
▪ This was followed by final production advice and then the national network broadcast at 6 o'clock.
▪ So far, Gingrich has declined to follow his own advice.
▪ It is apparent that he followed Miller's advice on the establishment of lawns and walks.
▪ The Career Search section is trying to follow that advice.
▪ Physical death follows in the course of time.
▪ With 209, it becomes law that we follow this course of action.
▪ Most cases follow a benign course.
▪ Why should both groups follow the same course?
▪ In Ba Xuyen, it was understood that the course to follow was the straight course, the course of steady patience.
▪ Rostov thought about following the course of the river in one direction or the other.
▪ But you know how every dream is apt to follow its own course.
▪ Other judges should follow his example.
▪ Deng, who had been urging Kim for years to follow his reformist example, encouraged him anew.
▪ You're following the bad examples nowadays.
▪ The following example is illustrative: Case 1-4 A 60-year-old man developed acute oliguric renal failure.
▪ Consider the following hypothetical example from political science.
▪ If your insomnia is similar to the following examples, you might want to give bright-light therapy a try.
▪ I hope that many more in Hampshire and, indeed, throughout the country will follow their example.
▪ Even when other people around us do things we disapprove of, we don't have to follow their example.
▪ He had hopes of following in the footsteps of Dositej and becoming minister of education.
▪ Other talented women are fast following in her footsteps.
▪ And she's now following the footsteps of one of the world's most successful mountaineers.
▪ Let alone following in the footsteps of Herakles or Medeaboth of whom destroyed their own chil-dren.
▪ We hope that many more members of staff will soon follow in their footsteps.
▪ And what would become of the two remaining women cadets, and the many more who hoped to follow in their footsteps?
▪ The division has followed in the footsteps of Pochin's mobile concrete pumping division who achieved the accreditation last year.
▪ I had followed in his footsteps.
▪ By following a few simple guidelines it is possible to establish a very productive breeding programme.
▪ Creative cooks can devise their own oxtail dishes following some basic guidelines.
▪ Education and housing departments, water and electricity boards have often failed to follow policy guidelines or to co-ordinate their work.
▪ We wanted them to develop new applications from scratch, applications that would closely follow our interface guidelines.
▪ To do so follow two simple guidelines. 1 Keep to the low-fat dishes. 2 Keep to the very simple dishes.
▪ If one follows these guidelines, the risk of hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia and their complications is reduced.
▪ If you follow the guidelines below your complaint will be dealt with in the most efficient manner possible.
▪ Prospective software developers had to learn the secrets of the toolbox so they could follow the guidelines for human interface.
▪ Tommy, following instructions from the uniform department, had shiny new black ones, with black socks.
▪ These grant forms may look casual enough, but follow their instructions and suggestions very carefully and precisely.
▪ With the fully charged battery in place, you are now ready to load a tape cassette, following the instructions.
▪ To quickly and easily assemble your Bouncy Bouncer, please follow these instructions carefully.
▪ All he had done was follow instructions.
▪ The book includes a bag of balloons, a hand pump and easy-to-follow instructions.
▪ To become a donor, simply click through and follow the instructions on how to print out the card.
▪ Miss Poole was only following instructions.
▪ A team of two full-time staff is being employed to follow up leads.
▪ In the context of urban policy this meant that cities must follow the lead of private enterprise.
▪ Theoretically they should follow the lead of the Warbutt if he commands them; they are his vassals.
▪ But he is not the leader of any faction or group of lawmakers who would naturally follow his lead, lawmakers said.
▪ We welcome this opportunity to restate our position and encourage other units to follow our lead.
▪ They followed the lead of their entrepreneurial spirit, and as a result they have succeeded as capitalists.
▪ Use your entire staff to follow up any lead she can give you.
▪ Maybe you can follow their lead.
▪ Having said that, I rarely, if ever, follow a written pattern line by line.
▪ That change, too, follows racial lines.
▪ As Communists they followed the party line only loosely.
▪ To find it, simply follow a line from Beta through Epsilon.
▪ The priesthood built itself and if we help it along we are only following the line of least resistance.
▪ The purpose of this paper is to use published information to follow up these lines.
▪ The hot-air balloon skims along a wash, following the narrow line of trees and bushes across the desert.
▪ The move follows their dissatisfaction with what they say are deteriorating services throughout the area.
▪ The shock move follows his refusal to speak at a trial on the fate of the banned Communist Party.
▪ My every move was followed and watched with intense curiosity.
▪ The move follows an unsuccessful bid by Mr Foster to get the board to reinstate the facility Teesdale farmers regard as essential.
▪ The moves follow losses in 1994 and in the first nine months of 1995.
▪ This move follows the successful use of sheep to help the grassland habitat at Carew Castle.
▪ The move follows criticism by leading local government officials and academics.
▪ Whether the path will be followed and whether the forecast will prove accurate are doubtful in the extreme.
▪ Not for him the path of apprenticeship followed by his two younger brothers - at least, not quite.
▪ Democracy recognizes no prescribed path to be followed, because such prescriptiveness would curtail individual freedom.
▪ Woodland routes and paths following first the River Cardew, then a railway line, lead you to Carlisle.
▪ Yet now I see what an unerring path I followed to Clarisa.
▪ A* algorithms make a decision at point B about which path to follow up.
▪ The different birds offer a clue to the path the children must follow to gain their reward.
▪ You set the scene, as it were, for your presentation and then proceed to follow the pattern laid down.
▪ These elements were believed to follow certain patterns of movement, or what we would want to define as scientific laws today.
▪ For troubled marriages, researcher Karen Kayser has found, follow a pattern.
▪ And had followed the same pattern afterwards.
▪ When the conference met in May of that year, voting followed regional patterns.
▪ Although it is impossible to be sure what happened, this latest incident follows a developing pattern of violence in the camps.
▪ In such stories a certain amount of embellishment is expected and some elements, especially the dialogues, follow a familiar pattern.
▪ The group had followed the usual procedure of a claim followed by proof of abduction.
▪ These activities are most likely to appeal to the more methodical student wishing to follow a clear procedure.
▪ Where a copyright notice is required, is a copyright lost if the author does not follow these procedures?
▪ The first is that there is no need to follow slavishly the whole procedure for each offence.
▪ People working without either psychotherapy or a regular meditation program should follow a similar procedure.
▪ Committees are formal and follow rules of procedure.
▪ She said it was Humphreys' responsibility as managing director to follow the correct procedure for getting rid of toxic waste.
▪ Video-Taped report follows Read in studio Good evening.
▪ But motorists, explorers and connoisseurs of beauty will follow the usual route departing along the A.83s.
▪ Fundamentalists preach that if one follows their rigorously prescribed route, one will be saved.
▪ To this day, I continued to follow the route of his hearse into a withdrawing space beyond this earth.
▪ Back at Olten, follow route 5 north-east to Aarau.
▪ I followed his chosen route through army and university but my heart wasn't in it.
▪ We also follow specially prepared bike routes, with little or no traffic.
▪ Although those great animals have gone, they followed the same rules of instinct and habit as did their descendants.
▪ It is only necessary to get the judges to consider the same information and follow the same decision rules.
▪ Employees were to follow rules and regulations.
▪ Still, the Raiders will go nowhere until they begin following the rules.
▪ Once the sale is agreed, the salesperson should follow two rules.
▪ The workers' ignorance compounds their poverty: everywhere, failure to follow the most elementary rules of diet makes undernourishment worse.
▪ After following field tracks and minor roads across mid-Devon, passing through quaint villages, you arrive in Exmoor.
▪ We follow the dirt track that meanders with it.
▪ Other activities include tennis and bowling, or you may care to hire bikes and follow the marked tracks.
▪ Haru Ram ji stared at the ground, followed some tracks and announced that the camels would return in half an hour.
▪ Corbett and Ranulf followed the dusty track past green hedgerows and up a hill.
▪ We followed their tracks down into the swamp where a recent clearcut had left impenetrable thickets of young fir.
▪ The walk began by following a track which climbed steeply up a narrow, twisting valley.
▪ For some reason I always find it unsettling when some one follows my tracks.
▪ Video-Taped report follows Voice over Gloucester are hoping history will be on their side tomorrow.
▪ Read in studio Video-Taped report follows Voice over Read in studio Good evening.
▪ Video-Taped report follows Voice over It's called a bean machine ... more like a mean machine.
a following wind
a hard/tough etc act to follow
▪ Clearly Amelia was a hard act to follow.
▪ Colm Toibin's piece will be a hard act to follow but I suspect you are up to it.
▪ I know that she will be a tough act to follow.
▪ It was a hard act to follow, but the poor did what they could to provide respectable funerals for their dead.
▪ John's is, of course, a hard act to follow.
▪ The new model has a tough act to follow.
▪ You've certainly set us a hard act to follow!
come/follow hot on the heels of sth
▪ It comes hot on the heels of the C5 saloon we showed you last week.
the following
▪ Typical examples of opposites include the following: small and large, cold and hot...
the following afternoon/month/page/chapter etc
▪ And she had returned the following afternoon, carrying Timmy on her hip and the rest of her possessions in a backpack.
▪ Early the following month a radiant Lucy walked up the aisle on her father's arm.
▪ Expansion and application of some of those ideas will be pursued in the following chapters.
▪ I describe experiments making use of this criterion in the following chapter.
▪ In the following chapters, I emphasize what can be done, not what will be done.
▪ The receiving company went into liquidation the following month.
▪ We examine these recurrent themes in the managers' first-year biographies in the following pages.
the following example/way etc
▪ An illustration of the problems and possible solutions is provided by the following example.
▪ But there are alternative ways to teach and learn, as witnessed by the following examples of classrooms of commitment and conviction.
▪ In each of the following ways tracking hinders rather than helps chil-dren learn: 1.
▪ In general terms, the distinction between education and training can be formulated in the following way.
▪ Look at the following examples and compare your answers with them.
▪ Section 6 has been interpreted in the following ways.
▪ This can be seen in the following examples.
▪ This is known as the package index and is obtained in the following way for each package: 1.
Follow me and I'll show you where the library is.
Follow the Iceberg Lake trail until you reach the shore.
▪ A full report follows this chapter.
▪ China's first nuclear test in October 1964 was closely followed by a second in May 1965.
▪ Did you make sure you weren't followed on the way over here?
▪ Do you follow baseball at all?
▪ Each chapter is followed by a set of exercises.
▪ He followed her home to find out where she lived.
▪ He was a military man, and therefore used to following orders.
▪ I'll drive, and you can follow us.
▪ I had difficulty following the story - there are so many different characters.
▪ I have followed your instructions exactly.
▪ In English the letter Q is always followed by a U.
▪ It was one of those paintings where the eyes follow you.
▪ Marlowe looked over his shoulder to make sure no one was following him.
▪ My little brother's been following me around all day.
▪ Several biotech companies are following the same line of research.
▪ She complained to the police officer that she was being followed by two strangers.
▪ She didn't notice that Jack had followed her into the kitchen.
▪ Suddenly there was a shout from above, immediately followed by a loud bang.
▪ Classes will be held daily from 8 to 10 p. m., followed by practice at local tango bars until midnight.
▪ Opening statements may not come until late next week, with witnesses and evidence following.
▪ She could see no sign of anyone following her.
▪ Then, through the rain, she heard a scratching sound, followed by a sharp, impatient bark.
▪ This advice will not be easy to follow.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Follow \Fol"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Followed; p. pr. & vb. n. Following.][OE. foluwen, folwen, folgen, AS. folgian, fylgean, fylgan; akin to D. volgen, OHG. folg[=e]n, G. folgen, Icel. fylgja, Sw. f["o]lja, Dan. f["o]lge, and perh. to E. folk.]

  1. To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend.

    It waves me forth again; I'll follow it.

  2. To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute.

    I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them.
    --Ex. xiv. 17.

  3. To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice.

    Approve the best, and follow what I approve.

    Follow peace with all men.
    --Heb. xii. 1

  4. It is most agreeable to some men to follow their reason; and to others to follow their appetites.
    --J. Edwards.

    4. To copy after; to take as an example.

    We had rather follow the perfections of them whom we like not, than in defects resemble them whom we love.

  5. To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.

  6. To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.

  7. To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument.

    He followed with his eyes the flitting shade.

  8. To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.

    O, had I but followed the arts!

    O Antony! I have followed thee to this.

    Follow board (Founding), a board on which the pattern and the flask lie while the sand is rammed into the flask.

    To follow the hounds, to hunt with dogs.

    To follow suit (Card Playing), to play a card of the same suit as the leading card; hence, colloquially, to follow an example set.

    To follow up, to pursue indefatigably.

    Syn: Syn.- To pursue; chase; go after; attend; accompany; succeed; imitate; copy; embrace; maintain.

    Usage: - To Follow, Pursue. To follow (v.t.) denotes simply to go after; to pursue denotes to follow with earnestness, and with a view to attain some definite object; as, a hound pursues the deer. So a person follows a companion whom he wishes to overtake on a journey; the officers of justice pursue a felon who has escaped from prison.


Follow \Fol"low\, n. The art or process of following; specif., in some games, as billiards, a stroke causing a ball to follow another ball after hitting it. Also used adjectively; as, follow shot.


Follow \Fol"low\, v. i. To go or come after; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate.

Syn: To Follow, Succeed, Ensue.

Usage: To follow (v.i.) means simply to come after; as, a crowd followed. To succeed means to come after in some regular series or succession; as, day succeeds to day, and night to night. To ensue means to follow by some established connection or principle of sequence. As wave follows wave, revolution succeeds to revolution; and nothing ensues but accumulated wretchedness.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Middle English folwen, from Old English folgian, fylgian, fylgan "to accompany (especially as a disciple), move in the same direction as; follow after, pursue, move behind in the same direction," also "obey (a rule or law), conform to, act in accordance with; apply oneself to (a practice, trade, or calling)," from Proto-Germanic *fulg- (cognates: Old Saxon folgon, Old Frisian folgia, Middle Dutch volghen, Dutch volgen, Old High German folgen, German folgen, Old Norse fylgja "to follow"). Probably originally a compound, *full-gan, with a sense of "full-going," the sense then shifting to "serve, go with as an attendant" (compare fulfill). Related: Followed; following.\n

\nSense of "accept as leader or guide, obey or be subservient to" was in late Old English. Meaning "come after in time" is from c.1200; meaning "to result from" (as effect from cause) is from c.1200. Meaning "to keep up with mentally, comprehend" is from 1690s. Intransitive sense "come or go behind" is from mid-13c. To follow one's nose "go straight on" first attested 1590s. "The full phrase is, 'Follow your nose, and you are sure to go straight.' " [Farmer]. The children's game follow my leader is attested by that name from 1812 (as follow the leader by 1896).


n. (cx sometimes attributive English) In billiards and similar games, a stroke causing a ball to follow another ball after hitting it. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To go after; to pursue; to move behind in the same path or direction. 2 (context transitive English) To go or come after in a sequence. 3 (context transitive English) To carry out (orders, instructions, etc.).

  1. v. to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum" [ant: precede]

  2. be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday" [syn: postdate] [ant: predate]

  3. come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely" [syn: fall out]

  4. travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the trail" [syn: travel along]

  5. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules" [syn: comply, abide by]

  6. come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake" [syn: come after]

  7. behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example" [syn: conform to]

  8. be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"

  9. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals" [syn: adopt, espouse]

  10. to bring something about at a later time than; "She followed dinner with a brandy"; "He followed his lecture with a question and answer period"

  11. imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything" [syn: take after]

  12. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress" [syn: trace]

  13. follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars" [syn: watch, observe, watch over, keep an eye on]

  14. be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?" [syn: succeed, come after] [ant: precede]

  15. perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano" [syn: play along, accompany]

  16. keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies" [syn: keep up, keep abreast]

  17. to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience" [syn: come]

  18. accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years"

  19. adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"

  20. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher" [syn: be]

  21. keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing" [syn: surveil, survey]

  22. follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life" [syn: pursue]

  23. grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow"

  24. keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet" [syn: stick to, stick with]

Follow (album)

Follow is the third album by Pakho Chau, comprising four new tracks and nine previously released tracks. It was released in Hong Kong on July 10, 2009.


Follow may refer to:

  • Follow (album), the third album by Pakho Chau
  • Follow (dancer), one member of a partner dance
  • "Follow", a song by Richie Havens from his 1966 album Mixed Bag
  • "Follow", a song by Drowning Pool from their 2001 album Sinner
  • "Follow", a song by Breaking Benjamin from their 2007 album We are Not Alone
  • Following, a feature used by many forms of social media

Usage examples of "follow".

Moreover, thou sayest it that the champions of the Dry Tree, who would think but little of an earl for a leader, are eager to follow me: and if thou still doubt what this may mean, abide, till in two days or three thou see me before the foeman.

Judge must sentence her to an abjuration of all heresy, on pain of the punishment for backsliders, together with the perpetual penance, in the following manner.

For it says there: He who has been involved in one kind or sect of heresy, or has erred in one article of the faith or sacrament of the Church, and has afterwards specifically and generally abjured his heresy: if thereafter he follows another kind or sect of heresy, or errs in another article or sacrament of the Church, it is our will that he be judged a backslider.

That supposition was borne out as the captain came aboard, followed by a spotty midshipman and his file of marines.

The Swamp Folk and the other aborigines will no longer revere you and follow you and call you their Great Advocate if you are without it, will they, Lady of the Eyes?

Conquerors followed, and conquerors of those, an empire killed its mother aborning, a religion called men to strange hilltops, a new race and a new state bestrode the Earth.

He followed immediately after, covering her with his naked body, then immediately adjusted himself, side to side and up and down so that his chest hairs abraded her nipples and his erection rested between her legs.

Not knowing exactly what excuse to make, but hoping for something to turn up, the mullah took a lantern and followed him out, taking the lead as they passed through the gap in the fence and drew abreast of the mosque portico.

The Alabama statute was very clear that the absentee ballots had to be notarized by the voter in order to be counted, and that procedure had been followed for years.

Lead truck following Aby, rolling down to the fatal turn, where the woods came near the road.

The Abies children would be turned over to their maternal grandparents following a nutritious meal, routine physical and psychological examinations, and subsequent individual questioning.

Then calling on the name of Allah, he gave a last keen cunning sweep with the blade, and following that, the earth awfully quaked and groaned, as if speaking in the abysmal tongue the Mastery of the Event to all men.

Lowbacca warned that the corvettes coming from Myrkr were accelerating and spreading out, and the half-dozen vessels they had been following were turning toward the cruiser.

Cofort rose and made to follow, her graceful form showing no sign of the high acceleration, but when she paused to glance back, Jellico gave in to impulse and stayed her with a gesture.

When I saw Nanette in my arms, beaming with love, and Marton near the bed, holding a candle, with her eyes reproaching us with ingratitude because we did not speak to her, who, by accepting my first caresses, had encouraged her sister to follow her example, I realized all my happiness.