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To move behind in the same direction
“We know where the bar is, so follow us.”
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To pursue in order to keep track of, or to apprehend, someone
Follow that car, and don't let them get away!”
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To stealthily trail or watch
“The detective would quietly follow the suspect, hoping not to arouse his suspicion in the process.”
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To physically go along with
“My dog would follow me on all of my hikes through the backcountry.”
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To act according to specified rules
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“Please follow the company's code of conduct while you are employed here.”
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To carry out a set of instructions
Follow the detailed directions on the back of the box to toast your pop-tarts.”
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(follow from) To occur as a consequence
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“A revolt would follow from the president's decision to raise fuel taxes.”
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(of a speaker, theory or argument) To understand the meaning of
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“Well, if Einstein couldn't follow string theory, me on the couch with a bag of potato chips won't either.”
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To take as a model for emulation
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“Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar playing technique would heavily follow Jimi Hendrix's style.”
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To make one's way via a given path or trail
“To get to your destination, just follow this road to the end, and then turn to your right.”
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To succeed one's predecessor in a given position or role
“He had many fresh new ideas and was excited to follow his father as head of the family business.”
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To come after in time
“There have been no other known incidents of alleged misconduct that follow the original lawsuit.”
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Take an active interest in or be a supporter of
“When I was younger, I was a great fan of basketball and would follow the Chicago Bulls.”
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To keep informed of
“As an accountant, it is my job to follow the latest financial laws.”
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(of music) To perform an accompaniment to
“The drummer started with a funky beat, and the other musicians would follow accordingly.”
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To move forward along a course
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(internet, social media) To befriend or follow someone on a social media platform
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To work at diligently
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To give an oral or written account of in some detail
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To be consistent with expectation
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To choose to take up, follow, or use
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To adapt to a given environment or standard
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To occur or exist at the same time
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To be affiliated with
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To be positioned (at intervals) along the side of something
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Be well-informed
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Increase by addition or growth, often financial
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Look at closely or with interest
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To occupy or draw attention elsewhere
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To draw close to a destination, especially using radar
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To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written
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To fulfill a desire, demand or need
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To walk or move slowly or wearily
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To bring into competition or conflict with
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To form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information
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To take part in
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Pass to each member of a group in a regularly recurring order
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Look, search for over a wide area
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To make or design (anything) from something that serves as a pattern
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A forceful basketball shot
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